Fruit in a bowl (1886; France) by Paul Gauguin

Fruit in a bowl - Paul Gauguin - 1886; France

Artwork Information

TitleFruit in a bowl
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1886; France
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Fruit in a bowl

The artwork titled “Fruit in a bowl” is a distinguished piece by the artist Paul Gauguin completed in the year 1886 in France. It is an oil painting on canvas that belongs to the Post-Impressionism art movement and is classified under the still life genre. Currently, this painting is held in a private collection.

“Fruit in a bowl” by Gauguin exemplifies the Post-Impressionist style with its vivid coloration and emphasis on abstraction over accurate representation. The artwork features a bowl of fruit, rendered with robust brushstrokes and a dynamic application of paint, which gives the composition a sense of vitality and texture. The painting captures the essence of the subject matter without focusing on meticulous detail, which is characteristic of Gauguin’s approach and the broader Post-Impressionist movement, wherein artists sought to convey deeper meanings and emotional experiences rather than merely replicate what they saw. The canvas is filled with earthy tones juxtaposed with the vibrant reds and oranges of the fruit, and the brushwork is loose and expressive, suggesting a level of immediacy and spontaneity in Gauguin’s process. Though the painting is owned privately and may not be available for public viewing, it remains a valuable contribution to the body of work that showcases Gauguin’s exploration of color and form.

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