Bouquet (1884; Amagerbro / Copenhagen / Amagerbro, Denmark) by Paul Gauguin

Bouquet - Paul Gauguin - 1884; Amagerbro / Copenhagen / Amagerbro, Denmark

Artwork Information

ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1884; Amagerbro / Copenhagen / Amagerbro, Denmark
Dimensions65.3 x 54.5 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

About Bouquet

The artwork titled “Bouquet” was created by Paul Gauguin in 1884 during his time in Amagerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark. This oil on canvas measures 65.3 x 54.5 cm and belongs to the Impressionism movement. Gauguin’s still life is presently housed at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where it contributes to the institution’s rich collection of fine art.

The artwork depicts a lush arrangement of red flowers nestled in a dark vase, resting on a table draped with a salmon-colored cloth. The bouquet dominates the composition, radiating a warm, vibrant energy that contrasts with the darker, more subdued background. While the precise species of flowers is ambiguous, the contrast in color and texture creates a lively interplay. The brushwork is loose and expressive, a hallmark of the Impressionist style, which sought to capture the play of light and momentary impressions of scenes. Gauguin’s signature is prominently displayed on the lower right, attesting to the authenticity and personal touch of the artist.

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