Portrait of Gaugin’s daughter Aline (c.1879; Paris, France) by Paul Gauguin

Portrait of Gaugin's daughter Aline - Paul Gauguin - c.1879; Paris, France

Artwork Information

TitlePortrait of Gaugin's daughter Aline
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Datec.1879; Paris, France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Portrait of Gaugin's daughter Aline

The artwork in question, “Portrait of Gauguin’s Daughter Aline,” was rendered by the artist Paul Gauguin circa 1879 in Paris, France. Gauguin, who is known for his significant contributions to the Impressionism movement, chose watercolor on paper as his medium for this intimate portrait, which falls within the genre of portraiture. As of the last available information, this piece resides within a private collection and thus may not be on public display.

The artwork depicts Aline Gauguin, the young daughter of the artist. The watercolor technique gives the portrait a soft and almost ethereal quality, characteristic of the Impressionist desire to capture fleeting moments and moods. The brushwork is suggestive rather than highly detailed, inviting the viewer to focus on the essence of the subject rather than a photographic likeness. A soft palette of muted colors conveys the delicate features of Aline’s face, reflecting the tender age of the sitter. The choice of watercolor and the hazy background contribute to the overall tranquil and introspective atmosphere of the portrait.

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