Sunken Lane (1884; France) by Paul Gauguin

Sunken Lane - Paul Gauguin - 1884; France

Artwork Information

TitleSunken Lane
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1884; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Sunken Lane

The artwork “Sunken Lane” is an oil on canvas painting created by the artist Paul Gauguin in 1884 in France. As a work of the Impressionism movement, it embodies the genre of landscape and currently resides in a private collection. The painting reflects the characteristic style of the time, focusing on the depiction of natural scenes with a sense of immediacy and the effects of light.

The artwork presents a rustic and serene setting dominated by lush greenery and trees, with a narrow path leading away from the viewer. The exaggerated brushstrokes and vivid use of color are indicative of Gauguin’s early Impressionist influences, creating an effect that is at once both abstract and representational. The sky is rendered with a mixture of soft hues that suggest a transient, perhaps early morning or late afternoon light. A figure is depicted in the lower right, seated upon the ground and contributing to the pastoral scene. The juxtaposition of natural elements and human presence harmonizes to convey a moment of tranquil everyday life, far removed from the hustle of urban existence.

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