Palm trees on Martinique (1887; Martinique) by Paul Gauguin

Palm trees on Martinique - Paul Gauguin - 1887; Martinique

Artwork Information

TitlePalm trees on Martinique
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1887; Martinique
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Palm trees on Martinique

The artwork titled “Palm Trees on Martinique” is a creation of the renowned artist Paul Gauguin, dated back to 1887. Gauguin, an influential figure within the Post-Impressionism movement, applied oil on canvas to capture this exotic landscape. The piece belongs to a private collection and presents a landscape genre that reflects Gauguin’s interest in the luscious and vibrant environments of places like Martinique.

In the artwork, one observes a tropical landscape dominated by tall palm trees that dwell under a vast, expressive sky. Gauguin’s choice of bold and warm colors portrays the intensity of the tropical climate and the lush vegetation of Martinique. The brushwork is loose and dynamic, which is characteristic of the Post-Impressionistic style. This landscape scene is further enriched by the presence of figures in the lower right corner, blending into the environment as a part of the natural setting. They contribute to the overall ambience of the artwork, suggesting a harmonious human connection with the land. The terrain undulates with a mixture of shadows and light, illustrating Gauguin’s fascination with the interplay between color and form, a testament to his innovative approach within the Post-Impressionist canon.

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