It's harvest time in Raoul Dufy's Arcadia, Langres, a commune in northeastern France, where autumn is sometimes foggy, wet, and even snowy.
But this is Dufy's Arcadia, so unpleasant conditions have been banished. This is a place where sheep may safely graze indeed. In the far background there are rows of laborers mowing and reaping. In the lower left corner there is an empty hayrick which draws our eyes to remnants of an antique Arcadia, a celebratory urn atop a pedestal and, this being a painting by Dufy, there is a lissome reclining woman,, her clothes nowhere to be seen. An open air social event, perhaps. Harvesting has never looked this festive.
On a serious note, Dufy's particular contribution to modernism was to marry formal avant-garde principles to a decorative aesthetic.
Image; Raoul Dufy - Harvest At Langres, circa 1938, Musee d'arte Moderne, Paris.