The Roc'h

Title : Le Roc'h
Artist : Marie-Pascale LE GOFF
Creation date : 2021
Dimensions : 50 x 50 x 3.5 cm
Medium and materials : Oil on canvas painted with a knife

Context and Inspiration

"Le Roc'h" is a work produced in 2021. This painting captures the mythical chaos of rocks located in the northwest of the island of Batz. The Roc'h, known for its historical importance and its contribution to the construction of numerous monuments thanks to the rocks extracted from this granite chaos, is represented with a palette of warm colors and an expressive technique.

Visual Description

The painting features a rocky landscape with warm tones of yellow, orange and brown, creating an atmosphere that is both majestic and wild. The sky is painted with soft shades, contrasting with the rough texture of the rocks. The stabs add depth and dimension to the work, making the rock formations particularly realistic and impressive.

Painting Techniques and Materials

I use the knife painting technique to apply oil to the canvas, creating rich and dynamic textures. The warm colors and details of the rocks give the work a particular depth and luminosity.

Thematic Analysis

“Le Roc’h” explores themes of natural beauty, history and geological power. The warm colors and details of the rocks invite the viewer to appreciate the grandeur and complexity of nature, evoking feelings of awe and contemplation at the force of natural elements.