A blue roof (Farm in Pouldu) (1890; France) by Paul Gauguin

A blue roof (Farm in Pouldu) - Paul Gauguin - 1890; France

Artwork Information

TitleA blue roof (Farm in Pouldu)
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1890; France
Dimensions71.1 x 90.2 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About A blue roof (Farm in Pouldu)

The artwork titled “A blue roof (Farm in Pouldu)” is an oil on canvas painting by artist Paul Gauguin completed in 1890 in France. As a Post-Impressionist piece, it measures 71.1 by 90.2 centimeters and falls into the landscape genre. Currently, this painting is part of a private collection.

In the artwork, one observes a vivid depiction of a rural scene characterized by bold colors and strong outlines, hallmarks of Gauguin’s style during his Post-Impressionist period. The composition features a foreground of lush green grass, the middle ground presenting rustic farm buildings with distinctive blue and red roofs, and the background showing a muted sky, which may suggest an early dusk or overcast day. The presence of a figure, presumably a woman, is seen in black attire near the building, while a dog interacts with what appears to be a smaller animal, perhaps a cat, adding a sense of daily life and movement to the scene. The use of color is notable, with saturated hues emphasizing the shapes and structures within the landscape, while the brushwork creates texture and a rustic charm. Paul Gauguin’s approach to this work is emblematic of the Post-Impressionist movement, where artists sought to convey emotion and meaning beyond the naturalistic depiction of their subjects.

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