Suburb under snow (1886; France) by Paul Gauguin

Suburb under snow - Paul Gauguin - 1886; France

Artwork Information

TitleSuburb under snow
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1886; France
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Suburb under snow

The artwork titled “Suburb under snow” is an oil on canvas created by Paul Gauguin in 1886, within the borders of France. Gauguin is known for his contributions to the Post-Impressionism movement, and this particular piece falls into the cityscape genre. Currently, the painting is held in a private collection.

The artwork captures a serene snow-covered suburban landscape, likely inspired by the winter scenes Gauguin experienced. The palette is rather muted, with various shades of whites and blues dominating to convey the chill of the snowy environment. A sense of everyday life in the late 19th century is evoked through the inclusion of figures strolling down the path and the depiction of modest residential structures. The bare branches of the centrally positioned tree reach up into the overcast sky, creating a stark contrast against the softer tones of the surroundings. The use of light and shadow hints at the low sun of winter, giving the snow a range of hues and adding depth to the scene. Gauguin’s brushwork, characteristic of Post-Impressionist style, suggests a sense of movement and life within the stillness of the wintery suburb, inviting contemplation of the tranquil yet somewhat somber mood encapsulated in the canvas.

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