Mandolin on a chair (1880; Paris, France) by Paul Gauguin

Mandolin on a chair - Paul Gauguin - 1880; Paris, France

Artwork Information

TitleMandolin on a chair
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1880; Paris, France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Mandolin on a chair

The artwork titled “Mandolin on a chair” is a creation of French artist Paul Gauguin from the year 1880, during his time in Paris. Painted in oil on canvas, this piece is an exemplary work of the Impressionism art movement and is classified within the still life genre. The artwork is currently held in a private collection, highlighting its exclusivity and value to collectors.

The artwork captures the intimate and serene essence of a mandolin resting upon a chair, rendered through the distinct brushwork and color palette characteristic of Impressionism. The mandolin takes center stage with its curves and form contrasting against the wooden texture of the chair. The composition possesses a sense of immediacy and tactile quality, inviting viewers to not only observe the scene but to feel the warmth and texture of the objects portrayed. Gauguin’s use of color and light subtly reveals the influence of Impressionist techniques, which aim to capture the fleeting visual experiences of the moment. The artwork’s perspective suggests a close, personal encounter with the musical instrument, reflecting the artist’s deep appreciation for the simplicity and beauty found in everyday surroundings.

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