Two vases of flowers and a fan (1885; Paris, France) by Paul Gauguin

Two vases of flowers and a fan - Paul Gauguin - 1885; Paris, France

Artwork Information

TitleTwo vases of flowers and a fan
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1885; Paris, France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Two vases of flowers and a fan

The artwork titled “Two vases of flowers and a fan” was crafted by the esteemed artist Paul Gauguin in the year 1885, in Paris, France. Completed with oil on canvas, this piece is representative of the Impressionist movement and falls into the genre of still life. Presently, the artwork is held within a private collection.

Upon examining the artwork, one would observe the composition features a vividly rendered bouquet of yellow flowers arranged in a dark vase, complemented by another collection of green foliage in a similar vase, nearly out of view. Both vases are placed on a surface that appears to be a table. The textures of the tablecloth seem tangible through Gauguin’s use of visible and varied brushstrokes. A fan, partially unfolded, is positioned nearby along with what appears to be a closed book with a red cover, contributing a contrast in color and adding depth to the still life. The background is somewhat indistinct, imbued with brushwork that gives a sense of a hazy, intermingling atmosphere, allowing the focus to remain on the vibrant flowers and the objects on the table. The artwork exudes the typical Impressionistic fascination with light and color. Gauguin’s signature can be seen at the bottom right, anchoring the composition and providing a personal touch from the artist.

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