Lane at alchamps, Arles (1888; Arles-sur-tech, France) by Paul Gauguin

Lane at alchamps, Arles - Paul Gauguin - 1888; Arles-sur-tech, France

Artwork Information

TitleLane at alchamps, Arles
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1888; Arles-sur-tech, France
Dimensions72.5 x 91.5 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationSompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

About Lane at alchamps, Arles

The artwork “Lane at Alchamps, Arles” is a creation of Paul Gauguin, executed in 1888. Gauguin, a pivotal figure in the Post-Impressionism movement, employed oil on canvas to manifest this landscape genre painting. The artwork measures 72.5 by 91.5 centimeters and portrays a rustic outdoor scene. “Lane at Alchamps, Arles” is housed in the Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art in Tokyo, Japan, allowing viewers to witness a piece of Gauguin’s historical oeuvre.

The artwork displays a vibrant autumnal scene with a sense of depth achieved through Gauguin’s use of color and brushwork. A dirt pathway leads the viewer’s gaze into the composition, guiding them past a traditional building on the left with a large arched doorway. Overhanging branches flush with red and orange foliage suggest a seasonal change, imparting warmth to the scene. On the right side, contrasting shades of lush green shrubbery frame the pathway, enhancing the chromatic intensity that is characteristic of Gauguin’s style. Light and shadow interplay across the surfaces, creating a dynamic and inviting depiction of the rural landscape of Arles.

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