Among the lillies (1893) by Paul Gauguin

Among the lillies - Paul Gauguin - 1893

Artwork Information

TitleAmong the lillies
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Art MovementPost-Impressionism

About Among the lillies

The artwork titled “Among the lilies” was created by the artist Paul Gauguin in 1893. It is an oil on canvas piece that belongs to the Post-Impressionism movement, and falls within the landscape genre. The work exemplifies Gauguin’s distinct use of color and stylized forms, characteristic of the Post-Impressionist approach to painting.

In this artwork, a rich tapestry of vibrant color and bold brushwork forms a lush environment. A variety of flora, including white lilies, is depicted with dynamic lines and shapes that evoke semi-tropical foliage. The foreground features figures human and animal alike: a solemn woman stands and gazes downward to her left, a large, attentive dog with a strikingly outlined form accompanies her on one side. On the other side, a little further back, there appears to be a child sitting while reading, enrobed in bright red fabric, which creates a lively contrast against the greens, blues, and whites of the natural elements. Overhead, the sky is rendered in broad pencil strokes of blue, speckled with white areas suggesting voluminous clouds. The overall composition is a blend of figurative expression and imaginative representation, allowing for both emotional depth and decorative engagement within the scenic depiction.

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