Lilac bouquet (1885; Paris, France) by Paul Gauguin

Lilac bouquet - Paul Gauguin - 1885; Paris, France

Artwork Information

TitleLilac bouquet
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1885; Paris, France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Lilac bouquet

The artwork titled “Lilac Bouquet” was created by the artist Paul Gauguin in 1885 while in Paris, France. This oil on canvas painting belongs to the Impressionism movement and is categorized as a still life. The painting is currently held in a private collection.

The artwork presents a lush bouquet of lilacs arranged in a decorative vase, which is positioned centrally within the composition. Gauguin has utilized a vibrant yet nuanced palette to capture not only the delicate white and purple hues of the lilac blossoms but also the intricate reflections and patterns upon the surface of the vase, suggesting a play of light and color. A sense of depth and texture is evident in the loose and expressive brushwork, a hallmark of the impressionistic style that emphasizes the artist’s perception of the subject at the moment of painting rather than a detailed, realistic portrayal. The background features muted tones that allow the floral centerpiece to stand out, while the table beneath the bouquet provides a grounding contrast through its warm, earthy pigments. Gauguin’s approach preserves the fleeting beauty of the lilacs and the immediacy of the scene, inviting viewers to experience the sensual qualities of the blossoms and the vitality of his artistic vision.

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