To Make a Bouquet (1880; Paris, France) by Paul Gauguin

To Make a Bouquet - Paul Gauguin - 1880; Paris, France

Artwork Information

TitleTo Make a Bouquet
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1880; Paris, France
Dimensions54 x 65 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About To Make a Bouquet

The artwork entitled “To Make a Bouquet” by Paul Gauguin, created in 1880 in Paris, France, is an oil on canvas piece measuring 54 x 65 cm. Characterized by the Impressionist movement, this still life genre painting is currently housed in a private collection. The artwork is crafted with vibrant and textured brush strokes, typical of the Impressionist style, which sought to capture fleeting moments and the effects of light.

In the composition, a variety of flowers in myriad colors are gathered together, likely in preparation for making a bouquet. They rest on a dark, solidly rendered surface, possibly a table, which contrasts with the light and lively blossoms. The backdrop of the artwork features subtle hints of an outdoor setting, including what appears to be a window that offers a glimpse of a bright garden or park beyond. The artist’s signature and the date of creation are visible in the lower-right corner of the canvas, anchoring the work in its historical context. The placement of the flowers, together with the play of light and shadow, showcases Gauguin’s early explorations with color and form that would later evolve into his more famous Post-Impressionist works.

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