Pots and Boquets (1886; Paris, France) by Paul Gauguin

Pots and Boquets - Paul Gauguin - 1886; Paris, France

Artwork Information

TitlePots and Boquets
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1886; Paris, France
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Pots and Boquets

The artwork titled “Pots and Bouquets” is an oil on canvas painting by the celebrated artist Paul Gauguin, created in 1886 in Paris, France. This still life is a fine example of the Post-Impressionist movement, capturing the essence of the subject with vivid colors and expressive brushwork. The painting is part of a private collection and not on public display.

The artwork depicts a rich and colorful arrangement of flowers set against a neutral background that allows the blooms to stand out vibrantly. A variety of flowers is captured with impastoed brushstrokes, their petals and leaves intermingling to create a sense of depth and texture. The bouquet is placed in an ornate vase, which, along with the pots and the sumptuous draped fabric on the table, suggests an appreciation for not only natural beauty but also material aesthetic. The use of light and shadow in the painting amplifies the dimensional quality of the objects and adds a warmth to the composition. Gauguin’s attention to the interplay of colors and his departure from strict representation endows the painting with a lively, almost pulsating energy characteristic of the Post-Impressionist approach.

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