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

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

Artwork Information

TitleStreet in Rouen
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1884; Déville-lès-rouen / Maromme / Déville, France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationThyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

About Street in Rouen

The artwork titled “Street in Rouen” was created by artist Paul Gauguin in 1884, originating from Déville-lès-Rouen / Maromme / Déville in France. This painting is executed using the medium of oil on canvas and is associated with the Impressionist movement. The genre of the piece is considered to be a landscape. Currently, this artwork is housed in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain.

“Street in Rouen” by Paul Gauguin presents a vivid depiction of an urban street scene, capturing the characteristic spontaneity and light of the Impressionist movement. The artwork portrays a broad street flanked by buildings on either side with pedestrians going about their business. A horse-drawn carriage occupies the center of the street, adding a sense of movement and life to the scene. The sky is rendered with expressive brushwork, suggesting the transient effects of light and weather. The color palette Gauguin uses is relatively subdued yet rich, with the warm hues of the walls and the cooler tones of the sky and shadows providing a harmonious contrast. The loose, visible brushstrokes enhance the impression of a fleeting moment captured on canvas. Overall, the painting conveys the atmosphere of a quiet, provincial town in France during the late 19th century.

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