Rouen suburb (1884; Déville-lès-rouen / Maromme / Déville, France) by Paul Gauguin

Rouen suburb - Paul Gauguin - 1884; Déville-lès-rouen / Maromme / Déville, France

Artwork Information

TitleRouen suburb
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1884; Déville-lès-rouen / Maromme / Déville, France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Rouen suburb

The artwork titled “Rouen suburb” is a creation of the esteemed artist Paul Gauguin, who completed this oil on canvas painting in 1884. The piece was created in Déville-lès-Rouen/Maromme/Déville, France, and is representative of the Impressionism art movement, specifically focusing on the landscape genre. Currently, the artwork resides within a private collection.

The artwork illustrates a vivid scene of a suburban area near Rouen. A sense of rustic charm permeates the scene, revealing a sparsely populated area touched by the hand of urbanization. In the foreground, lush greenery and foliage dominate the view, with a path meandering through the vegetation, leading the eye towards a group of houses in the middle ground. A mix of warm and cool tones suggests the variability of natural light playing across the canvas. Gauguin’s brushwork is loose and expressive, a hallmark of the Impressionist approach to capturing fleeting moments and sensations of light and color.

The sky is rendered with soft, interspersed patches of blues and whites, suggesting a dynamic, partly cloudy day. The painting emanates the vibrancy and transience of nature, mirroring the rapid changes inherent to both the rural landscape and the ever-shifting patterns of light and shadow. Overall, “Rouen suburb” stands as a quintessential example of Impressionism, showcasing Gauguin’s early ability to fuse the immediacy of his environment with his burgeoning artistic vision.

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