Fruit (1886; France) by Paul Gauguin

Fruit - Paul Gauguin - 1886; France

Artwork Information

ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1886; France
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Fruit

The artwork titled “Fruit” was created in 1886 by the artist Paul Gauguin during his time in France. It is a work that exemplifies the Post-Impressionism movement, specifically falling into the design genre. Currently, this piece is held in a private collection and not on public display.

The artwork presents a vibrant and textured depiction of fruit, invoking the Post-Impressionist interest in exploring color and form through brushwork and composition. The painting’s surface is animated with vigorous, almost tactile strokes of paint, creating an interplay of light and shadow that gives the fruits a palpable presence. Given its date, “Fruit” reflects an early stage of Gauguin’s evolving style, before his later travels to places like Tahiti would introduce more radical changes to his palette and subject matter. The piece conveys both an appreciation for the everyday subject of still life and a hint of the artist’s burgeoning desire to transcend the conventional realism of his predecessors. The design is circular, which may reflect a deliberate choice to emphasize the natural forms and organic unity of the subject matter.

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