Bouquet of Peonies on a Musical Score (1876; Paris, France) by Paul Gauguin

Bouquet of Peonies on a Musical Score - Paul Gauguin - 1876; Paris, France

Artwork Information

TitleBouquet of Peonies on a Musical Score
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1876; Paris, France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Bouquet of Peonies on a Musical Score

The artwork titled “Bouquet of Peonies on a Musical Score” was crafted by artist Paul Gauguin in 1876 in Paris, France. It is an oil on canvas piece, belonging to the Impressionism movement, categorized within the still life genre. Currently, this artwork resides in a private collection.

The artwork depicts a richly colored bouquet of peonies, arrayed with both vigor and delicacy within a deep blue vase that stands prominently against a softly lit, neutral background. The peonies sport a palette of pinks, whites, and hints of yellow, suggesting the softness and texture of the petals. Below the vase lies a sheet of musical score, its illegible notes adding an element of intellectual and aesthetic depth to the composition. The interplay of natural beauty with the artifice of musical composition suggest a harmonious relationship between different art forms. Gauguin’s brushwork is discernible, with the loose, expressive strokes characteristic of Impressionist technique, capturing the transient light and texture of the scene.

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