Bouquet of flowers (1894 – 1897) by Paul Gauguin

Bouquet of flowers - Paul Gauguin - 1894 - 1897

Artwork Information

TitleBouquet of flowers
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1894 - 1897
Art MovementPost-Impressionism

About Bouquet of flowers

The artwork titled “Bouquet of Flowers” is a creative expression by the esteemed artist Paul Gauguin. Completed during the period between 1894 and 1897, this piece is executed in watercolor on paper and is categorized within the still life genre. It was conceived during the Post-Impressionism movement, a time marked by the experimentation and stylistic diversification following the Impressionist era.

The artwork presents a vibrant arrangement of florals set in a vase, displaying an effusion of colors that blend and contrast with one another. Gauguin’s use of watercolor allows for a luminosity and transparency in the pigments, emphasizing the interplay of light and color. The brushwork is loose and gestural, indicative of Post-Impressionistic techniques that favor the artist’s emotional resonance over strict realism. The background is subdued, allowing the bold, red flowers to dominate the composition, while dabs of yellow and green highlight the foliage and add depth to the bouquet. The vase itself is depicted with enough volume to anchor the florals, rendered in earthy tones that complement the overall color palette. There’s a discernible fluidity to Gauguin’s form that resonates with the period’s inclination towards abstraction and the essence of subjects rather than their precise details.

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