Sheperd and sheperdess in a meadow (1888; France) by Paul Gauguin

Sheperd and sheperdess in a meadow - Paul Gauguin - 1888; France

Artwork Information

TitleSheperd and sheperdess in a meadow
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1888; France
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Sheperd and sheperdess in a meadow

The artwork titled “Shepherd and Shepherdess in a Meadow” was created by the artist Paul Gauguin in 1888. The artwork belongs to the Post-Impressionism movement and is categorized as a genre painting. Gauguin, renowned for his innovative use of color and synthetist style, executed this work using oil on canvas. Although created in France during a period of rich artistic expression, the painting is currently housed within a private collection, away from public exhibition.

In this pastoral scene, the artwork depicts two figures, presumably a shepherd and a shepherdess, situated within a lush meadow. In the foreground, one can observe the reclining form of an animal, which adds to the rural ambiance. The composition is framed by the verdant foliage of trees and the delicate brushstrokes suggest an idyllic, serene environment. Gauguin’s characteristic use of vivid, yet harmonious colors, as well as his attention to the textural quality of the landscape, can be appreciated throughout the painting. The background consists of various shades of greenery and hints of the sky, which together convey a sense of depth and tranquillity prevailing in the countryside. Overall, the artwork invites contemplation of rural life and nature, as interpreted through Gauguin’s unique artistic vision.

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