Daisies and peonies in blue vase (1876; Paris, France) by Paul Gauguin

Daisies and peonies in blue vase - Paul Gauguin - 1876; Paris, France

Artwork Information

TitleDaisies and peonies in blue vase
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1876; Paris, France
Dimensions72 x 55 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Daisies and peonies in blue vase

The artwork entitled “Daisies and Peonies in Blue Vase,” created by the artist Paul Gauguin in 1876, is an oil on canvas that epitomizes the Impressionist movement. It was painted in Paris, France, and measures 72 x 55 cm. Characterized as a still life, this piece currently resides within a private collection.

The artwork presents a richly textured array of flowers, predominantly daisies and peonies, full of vibrant color and life, set against a dark, warm background that accentuates the hues of the blooms. The bouquet is arranged in a decorative blue vase with intricate patterns, which stands out as a piece of detailed craftsmanship amidst the more freely applied brushstrokes of the flora and the background. The use of light and shadow within the artwork captures the transient nature of light, a hallmark of the Impressionist style. Gauguin’s talent in depicting the natural beauty of the flowers is evident in the varied textures and colors that make the bouquet seem both dynamic and delicate. The composition of the artwork, while centered on the flowers, allows the eyes to wander and appreciate each individual element as part of a harmonious whole.

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