Quimperlé, Querrien, Scaër, Bannalec, Le Pouldu, Doëlan, Moëlan
Merrien, Brigneau, Riec sur Bélon, Rosbras, Pont-Aven, Névez.
Pont-Aven's notoriety was established thanks to Gaugin and between 1886 and
1894 his style was liberated by the influence of impressionism which formed
the basis of some of his more abstract works. Around him there were many
other painters whose inspirations and styles were also diverse. To this
day, painters have often frequented the small ports, observing the thatched
roof cottages and traditional headdresses, attracted by the picturesque
scenery, and appreciating the fine light.
The opening of the Pont-Aven museum in 1985 coincided with Gaugin's first
stay, and was inaugurated with the exhibition of a new vision of the
place de l'Hôtel de Ville
Tel : 02 98 06 14 43, fax: 02 98 06 03 39
Established in 1985, the museum's main aim is to exhibit and give
recognition to painters who became famous in Pont-Aven and Brittany from
the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century.
The sound and vision room displays a montage explaining the reason behind
the Pont-Aven school of art. The documentation room dedicated to breton
painters from 1850 to 1950 is also open to the public.
Open in july and august from 10:00 till 19:00 and the rest of the year
except january from 10:00 till 12:30 and from 14:00 until 18:30.
Documentation center open all year round.