Landscape with three trees (1892; French Polynesia) by Paul Gauguin

Landscape with three trees - Paul Gauguin - 1892; French Polynesia

Artwork Information

TitleLandscape with three trees
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1892; French Polynesia
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Landscape with three trees

“Landscape with Three Trees” is an oil on canvas painting by Paul Gauguin, created in 1892 while he was in French Polynesia. This artwork is representative of the Post-Impressionism movement and is categorized as a landscape. Currently, the painting is held in a private collection, reflecting Gauguin’s unique interpretation of the natural environment he encountered during his travels.

The artwork depicts a serene tropical landscape featuring three prominent trees that anchor the composition. The lush greenery of the foliage is composed in a way that conveys a sense of movement and vitality, characteristic of Gauguin’s style. In the background, hints of blue water and sky peek through the trees, suggesting a proximity to the shoreline. On the right side of the composition, there are two figures, possibly local inhabitants, engaged in a moment of quiet interaction, further emphasizing the tranquil atmosphere of the setting. The vivid colors and dynamic brushwork effectively capture the essence of the Post-Impressionist movement, where artists sought to express more than just visual appearances, imbuing their works with emotion and symbolism.

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