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CORNOUAILLE : Lights and Colors.

La Cornouaille occupe l’ensemble du sud-Finistère, des méandres de l’Aulne à la côte sud et au-delà, jusqu’à l’archipel des Glénan.

Les sources varient quant à l’origine du nom «Cornouaille».
Selon certains, «Cornouaille» («Kernev» en breton) fut le nom donné au V ème siècle par des migrants originaires de la Cornouailles britannique (nommée «Kernow», puis «Cornwall»).
Pour d’autres chercheurs il trouve son origine dans le latin «Cornugallia» qui signifie le «coin de la Gaule».

La beauté de ses paysages et les puissantes lumières qui la traversent ont attiré les peintres : Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard et bien d’autres à Pont-Aven ; Henri Matisse au Cap Sizun. Ce dernier déclara à son retour : «Je revins de mon voyage avec la passion des couleurs de l’arc-en-ciel»...


Cornouaille covers all the south part of Finistère «département» at the western end of France, from the meanders of the river Aulne to the south coast and beyond, to the Glénan archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean.

Sources vary as to the origin of the name "Cornouaille".
According to some, "Cornouaille" ("Kernev" in Breton) was the name given by migrants coming in the V century from the British Cornish (Known as "Kernow" then "Cornwall").
Other researchers find its origin in the Latin "Cornugallia" which means "corner of Gaul."

The beauty of its landscapes and powerful lights that cross the land and sea attracted painters like Paul Gauguin, Emile Bernard and others in Pont-Aven ; Henri Matisse at Cap Sizun. When he came back the latter declared : "I returned from my trip with a passion for all the colors of the rainbow " ...
Slowly, Slowly, the Day off. Montagne de Locronan.
Slowly, Slowly, the Day off. Montagne de Locronan.
A Golden Evening. Baie de Douarnenez.
A Golden Evening. Baie de Douarnenez.
The Hour of the Elves. Montagne de Locronan.
The Hour of the Elves. Montagne de Locronan.
Anse de Combrit.
Anse de Combrit.
Feu de Combrit.
Feu de Combrit.
Pointe du Raz - Ile de Sein.
Pointe du Raz - Ile de Sein.
A Bright Spring Shower.
A Bright Spring Shower.
Bishop's Palace Quimper. Morning light.
Bishop's Palace Quimper. Morning light.
Saint Ronan Church. Locronan.
Saint Ronan Church. Locronan.
Springtime in Cornouaille.
Springtime in Cornouaille.
The Open Road.
The Open Road.
Pont-Aven.The Port.
Pont-Aven.The Port.
Not Matisse, Not Gauguin... Just the Painter of the Sunset.
Not Matisse, Not Gauguin... Just the Painter of the Sunset.
A Windy Sunset. Ile-Tudy.
A Windy Sunset. Ile-Tudy.
Côtes de Cornouaille - Evening Dusk.
Côtes de Cornouaille - Evening Dusk.
Reflections under a Dark Sky. Concarneau.
Reflections under a Dark Sky. Concarneau.
Chaos of Light and Shadow. Concarneau.
Chaos of Light and Shadow. Concarneau.
Back to Harbour. Concarneau.
Back to Harbour. Concarneau.
St-Guénolé. After the rain.
St-Guénolé. After the rain.
Sainte-Marine. Afternoon light.
Sainte-Marine. Afternoon light.
Benodet. Sunset Light.
Benodet. Sunset Light.
Springtime in Pont-Aven.
Springtime in Pont-Aven.
Pleyben. Enclos Paroissial.
Pleyben. Enclos Paroissial.
In the streets of Quimper.
In the streets of Quimper.
Raz de Sein. Sunset.
Raz de Sein. Sunset.
Dusk on River Pont-l'Abbé. Ile Tudy.
Dusk on River Pont-l'Abbé. Ile Tudy.
Notre-Dame des Naufragés (Our Lady of Shipwrecked) Pointe du Raz.
Notre-Dame des Naufragés (Our Lady of Shipwrecked) Pointe du Raz.
Pays Bigouden.
Pays Bigouden.
In the Fields of Cornouaille.
In the Fields of Cornouaille.
Pointe du Raz. Sunset Light.
Pointe du Raz. Sunset Light.
Morning Mist. Quimper.
Morning Mist. Quimper.
Locronan. Last Rays of the Day.
Locronan. Last Rays of the Day.
Rue Keréon. Quimper. (Early Morning).
Rue Keréon. Quimper. (Early Morning).
On a Bright Summer day. Primelin.
On a Bright Summer day. Primelin.
Evening light (North wind). Locronan.
Evening light (North wind). Locronan.
Chapelle Tremalo. Pont-Aven.
Chapelle Tremalo. Pont-Aven.
Sainte-Anne de la Palud.
Sainte-Anne de la Palud.
Anse du St-Laurent.
Anse du St-Laurent.
The Old Walls of Quimper.
The Old Walls of Quimper.
River Odet. Evening Light.
River Odet. Evening Light.
Concarneau. La Ville Close.
Concarneau. La Ville Close.
Penmarc' h Lighthouse.
Penmarc' h Lighthouse.
Stratus - Baie d'Audierne.
Stratus - Baie d'Audierne.
Pointe de la Torche.
Pointe de la Torche.
Cumulonimbus. Pointe de la Torche.
Cumulonimbus. Pointe de la Torche.
The Old Wall. Sunset Light.
The Old Wall. Sunset Light.
Sunset Light on St-Ronan Church. Locronan.
Sunset Light on St-Ronan Church. Locronan.
Beg-Meil. Kerambigorn Beach.
Beg-Meil. Kerambigorn Beach.
St-Corentin Cathedral (North Side). Quimper.
St-Corentin Cathedral (North Side). Quimper.
Sunset on the Bay. Pointe Trévignon.
Sunset on the Bay. Pointe Trévignon.
Springtime in North Cornouaille.
Springtime in North Cornouaille.
Red Dusk. Pointe Trévignon.
Red Dusk. Pointe Trévignon.
The Old Fountain. Locronan.
The Old Fountain. Locronan.
The White Boat. Concarneau.
The White Boat. Concarneau.
St-Guénolé.
St-Guénolé.
The Belfry. Concarneau.
The Belfry. Concarneau.
River Aven.
River Aven.
Summertime - Primelin.
Summertime - Primelin.
St Guénolé Rocks.
St Guénolé Rocks.
Springtime in Benodet.
Springtime in Benodet.
Misty Evening on Odet River.
Misty Evening on Odet River.
The Kingdom of Clouds.
The Kingdom of Clouds.
Sunset light on Cornouaille's Coast.
Sunset light on Cornouaille's Coast.
Dusk over Bigouden Land.
Dusk over Bigouden Land.
Clearwater - Aven River.
Clearwater - Aven River.
Low Tide. Le Ris.
Low Tide. Le Ris.
A House Close to Essential. Pointe de Combrit.
A House Close to Essential. Pointe de Combrit.
Arabesques. (Ste Anne La Palud).
Arabesques. (Ste Anne La Palud).
Pointe Trévignon.
Pointe Trévignon.
The Marks of the Tempests.
The Marks of the Tempests.
The Golden Brooms. Chapel Ar Zonj.
The Golden Brooms. Chapel Ar Zonj.
Finnis Terrae / Finnis Galeria :-)
Finnis Terrae / Finnis Galeria :-)