Near Rouen (1884; France) by Paul Gauguin

Near Rouen - Paul Gauguin - 1884; France

Artwork Information

TitleNear Rouen
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1884; France
Mediumoil,canvas
Dimensions57 x 87 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Near Rouen

The artwork titled “Near Rouen” was created by the distinguished artist Paul Gauguin in the year 1884, during a period when he resided in France. This piece is crafted using the medium of oil on canvas and is attributed to the Impressionism movement. The dimensions of the work measure 57 by 87 centimeters and it falls within the genre of landscape painting. The location where this artwork is housed is within a private collection.

“Near Rouen” by Paul Gauguin exhibits the quintessential characteristics of the Impressionist movement, with a focus on capturing the ephemeral qualities of light and color in the natural world. The composition presents a verdant landscape bathed in a soft light that seems to filter through the leaves, imbuing the scene with a sense of tranquility. Gauguin’s brushwork is loose and expressive, allowing the textures of foliage and the earthy path to resonate with an intimate familiarity. The varied greens and the subtle hues of the surrounding environment suggest the changing seasons, perhaps the onset of autumn. The painting invites contemplation, drawing the viewer into the serene atmosphere of the French countryside.

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