Still life with apples and green vase (1890; France) by Paul Gauguin

Still life with apples and green vase - Paul Gauguin - 1890; France

Artwork Information

TitleStill life with apples and green vase
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1890; France
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Still life with apples and green vase

The artwork “Still life with apples and green vase” was created by the distinguished artist Paul Gauguin in 1890, within the boundaries of France. This piece is executed in oil on canvas, exemplifying the essence of the Post-Impressionism art movement. Classified under the still life genre, the painting currently resides within a private collection, indicating that it is not on public display.

The artwork presents a carefully arranged composition featuring a collection of apples in varying states of ripeness and color intensity, set against a muted background that highlights the vibrancy of the fruit. A prominent green vase with a sinuous neck adds a contrasting vertical element to the composition. The drapery, casually thrown into the scene, introduces dynamic folds and shadows, enriching the texture and depth of the tableau. Gauguin’s characteristic use of bold colors and a tendency to flatten spatial depth — an approach that diverges from traditional perspectives — is noticeable here. Through this, he emphasizes the painterly qualities and the tactile essence of the subject matter. Overall, the artwork is a testament to Gauguin’s innovative approach to color and form that marked his pivotal role in the Post-Impressionist movement.

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