Stabble near Dieppe (1886; France) by Paul Gauguin

Stabble near Dieppe - Paul Gauguin - 1886; France

Artwork Information

TitleStabble near Dieppe
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1886; France
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Stabble near Dieppe

The artwork titled “Stable near Dieppe” was crafted by the esteemed artist Paul Gauguin in the year 1886, within the borders of France. Created using the medium of oil on canvas, the piece belongs to the Post-Impressionism movement, recognized for its rejection of Impressionists’ limitations and for its focus on abstract qualities and symbolic content. This particular artwork is categorized within the landscape genre and is part of a private collection.

Upon observing the artwork, one can discern a vivid and textured portrayal of a rural scene. The composition is rich with vibrant and contrasting hues that evoke the lushness of nature and the rustic charm of countryside living. A pronounced presence of greenery dominates the scene, with varied tones and brushstrokes symbolizing foliage and trees. These natural elements are set against the warmly lit façade of a stable, marked by the color red that stands out amidst the verdure. The sky, partially visible through the canopy, adds a sense of time and atmosphere to the scenery.

The painting’s Post-Impressionistic style is evident in the use of thick, impasto-like application of paint, which adds depth and dimension to the overall scene. Gauguin’s technique situates the viewer within a specific moment at this location near Dieppe, capturing not just the visual essence, but also the emotive ambiance of the setting. Although the representation is rooted in the real, the artist’s stylistic choices border on abstraction, inviting a deeper, more personal engagement with the landscape.

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