- Jacques Majorelle
- Village in the Atlas
- signed, located, dated and dedicated au docteur Caillères / amical souvenir / 1946 / j. Majorelle / irer noudra lower right
- gouache on board
Retracing the steps of Eugène Delacroix, the first French Orientalist to visit Morocco in 1832, Majorelle introduced a whole new pictorial language to the genre, founded on the latest artistic currents and notably the work of Henri Matisse. Adopting a fresh style and painting in plein air, he took a particular interest not only in depicting life in the Maghreb but in its architecture and landscapes. This view appears to be of the Berber village of Irhir n'Ou Dra, in the Atlas mountains to the south east of Marrakech.