Red roof by the water (1885; France) by Paul Gauguin

Red roof by the water - Paul Gauguin - 1885; France

Artwork Information

TitleRed roof by the water
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1885; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Red roof by the water

The artwork titled “Red roof by the water” is an oil on canvas landscape painting by Paul Gauguin, created in 1885 during the Impressionist movement. Originating from France, this piece exemplifies the Impressionist focus on capturing natural scenes with a vibrant palette and loose brushwork. It remains part of a private collection, which suggests its exclusivity and value to individual connoisseurs or patrons.

In this painting, Gauguin depicts a serene landscape marked by the juxtaposition of a bright red rooftop against a backdrop of lush greenery, with dominant shades of green and hints of red foliage. The richly textured brushwork conveys the varied textures of the vegetation and the reflection of the sky and the surrounding natural elements in the water. A tree with a robust trunk and dense foliage serves as a focal point, anchoring the composition and leading the viewer’s gaze towards the red-roofed building nestled by the water. The presence of the water is rendered with fluid strokes, suggesting movement and softly mirroring the sky and vegetation. The overall effect is one of a vivid, harmonious setting where nature’s tranquility and beauty are profound.

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