Farm in Brittany (1894; Paris, France) by Paul Gauguin

Farm in Brittany - Paul Gauguin - 1894; Paris, France

Artwork Information

TitleFarm in Brittany
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1894; Paris, France
Dimensions72.4 x 90.5 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art (Met), New York City, NY, US

About Farm in Brittany

The artwork “Farm in Brittany,” created in 1894 by Paul Gauguin in Paris, France, is an oil on canvas painting embracing the Post-Impressionism movement. Measuring 72.4 by 90.5 cm, this landscape genre piece is currently housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, USA.

The artwork presents a vividly colored pastoral scene, characteristic of Gauguin’s post-impressionistic style, with broad, flat areas of color and a bold outline that reflects the artist’s synthesis of the natural world. Gauguin depicts a rural farm setting under a dynamic, expressive sky. Foliage and vegetation are rendered in thick, deliberate strokes, while the artist’s use of color conveys the lushness of the Brittany countryside. The composition may include traditional structures or elements that are indicative of the region’s rural life. The use of light and shadow, combined with the rich palette, evokes the particular atmospheric quality of the region and time depicted. The juxtaposition of organic shapes and the structured forms of the buildings contributes to a sense of harmony and tension within the landscape, a common theme within Gauguin’s body of work.

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