Aline Gauguin and one of her brothers (c.1883; Paris, France) by Paul Gauguin

Aline Gauguin and one of her brothers - Paul Gauguin - c.1883; Paris, France

Artwork Information

TitleAline Gauguin and one of her brothers
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Datec.1883; Paris, France
Dimensions31 x 47.5 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Aline Gauguin and one of her brothers

The artwork titled “Aline Gauguin and one of her brothers” is an oil on canvas painting by the artist Paul Gauguin, created circa 1883 in Paris, France. This piece is a reflection of the Impressionist movement and measures 31 by 47.5 centimeters. It is a portrait genre painting that resides within a private collection.

As portrayed in the artwork, two figures are positioned close to one another, enveloped in an intimate composition. On the left, one child is presented in profile, while the other, on the right, is slightly turned, suggesting a moment of quiet interaction or contemplation between the siblings. The brushwork is expressive and loose, characteristic of the Impressionist style, with visible strokes contributing to a sense of texture and movement in the backdrop. The color palette is dominated by a range of cool blue tones, juxtaposed with warmer hues on the lower edge of the painting, likely implying some kind of furnishing or a boundary within the intimate space they occupy. The use of light and shadow subtly model the figures, imbuing the scene with dimensionality and enhancing the emotional closeness shared by the siblings. Overall, the work captures a moment of everyday life, portrayed with sensitivity and a nuanced understanding of color and form.

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