Dogs running through a field (1888; Pont-aven, France) by Paul Gauguin

Dogs running through a field - Paul Gauguin - 1888; Pont-aven, France

Artwork Information

TitleDogs running through a field
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1888; Pont-aven, France
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Dogs running through a field

The artwork titled “Dogs running through a field” is an oil on canvas painting by Paul Gauguin, a renowned post-Impressionist artist. Created in 1888 while Gauguin was in Pont-Aven, France, this landscape is part of a private collection and exemplifies the stylistic transition and innovative techniques of the post-Impressionist movement.

The artwork depicts a pastoral scene with a sense of tranquility and natural beauty. It features a field in which the titular dogs are suggested rather than explicitly detailed, with tall, slender trees that draw the viewer’s eye upward and a building that anchors the composition on the right side. The use of color and loose brushwork captures the essence of the landscape, reflecting the post-Impressionist focus on the artist’s perception and emotional response to the scene rather than a realistic representation. The palette is rich with earthy tones that imbue the canvas with a warm, inviting atmosphere, while the sky above is rendered in softer hues that complement the vibrancy of the terrestrial elements. Gauguin’s signature, prominent in the lower right corner, personalizes the work and marks its historical context.

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