Abandoned garden in Rouen (c.1884; Paris, France) by Paul Gauguin

Abandoned garden in Rouen - Paul Gauguin - c.1884; Paris, France

Artwork Information

TitleAbandoned garden in Rouen
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Datec.1884; Paris, France
Dimensions65 x 54 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Abandoned garden in Rouen

The artwork “Abandoned Garden in Rouen” is a creation by the artist Paul Gauguin, conceived around 1884 in Paris, France. The medium of this piece is oil on canvas, following the stylistic path of Impressionism, a movement known for its endeavor to capture light and natural forms. It possesses dimensions of 65 by 54 centimeters and falls under the landscape genre. Currently, this painting is a part of a private collection.

The artwork presents a scene of serene desolation; a garden presumably once tended and vibrant, now left to the elements. Gauguin’s brushwork is loose and expressive, typical of the Impressionist approach, capturing the essence rather than the minute detail of the scene. The shades and tones suggest an overcast sky, possibly the cool ambience of early morning or late afternoon. The trees, dominating the composition, bear the signs of age and abandonment, while the background faintly hints at structures blending with nature’s reclaiming force. Gauguin’s use of color and light conveys a certain melancholy, inviting contemplation on the passage of time and the transient nature of human endeavors.

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