Notre Dame des Agnes (1884; France) by Paul Gauguin

Notre Dame des Agnes - Paul Gauguin - 1884; France

Artwork Information

TitleNotre Dame des Agnes
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1884; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Notre Dame des Agnes

The artwork titled “Notre Dame des Agnes” was created by artist Paul Gauguin in 1884 within the boundaries of France. This painting, executed using oil on canvas, is representative of the Impressionism movement. Depicting a cityscape, the artwork is part of a private collection.

The artwork presents a serene vista of the countryside with the prominent landmark, presumably the Notre Dame des Agnes, situated in the middle ground. The cathedral-like building, with its twin spires, suggests an ecclesiastical subject which dominates the otherwise residential setting. In the foreground, a profusion of greenery and trees burst with the vitality of natural life, cast in the impressionistic dapples of light and shade that typify the movement. The artist has employed a muted palette that evokes a tranquil, overcast day, with the clouds in the sky softly blending into the horizon, indicating the diffuse light typical of an overcast sky. The various hues of greens, browns, and a subtle touch of red from the buildings’ roofs contribute to a harmonious and pleasant composition that invites contemplative observation.

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