Village in the snow (1894; France) by Paul Gauguin

Village in the snow - Paul Gauguin - 1894; France

Artwork Information

TitleVillage in the snow
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1894; France
Dimensions76.52 x 66.04 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Village in the snow

The artwork “Village in the snow” by Paul Gauguin was created in 1894 in France. This oil on canvas piece belongs to the Post-Impressionism movement and represents a cityscape genre. Measuring 76.52 cm by 66.04 cm, this painting is part of a private collection.

The artwork depicts a serene, snow-covered village scene. Dominated by cool hues, the composition is balanced with warm tones in the sky, suggesting either a setting or rising sun. Gauguin’s use of color is characteristic of the Post-Impressionist movement, emphasizing expression and abstraction over realism. The snow blankets the landscape, softening the forms of the houses and the surrounding environment, while the sharp, bare lines of the trees create a stark contrast against the winter sky. Patches of untouched snow suggest the purity and stillness of the setting, interspersed with pathways that imply the presence of village life. The overall effect is one of peacefulness and quietude, inviting contemplation from the viewer.

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