Winter’s end (1885; France) by Paul Gauguin

Winter's end - Paul Gauguin - 1885; France

Artwork Information

TitleWinter's end
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1885; France
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Winter's end

The artwork titled “Winter’s End” was created by the artist Paul Gauguin in 1885, in France. It is an oil painting on canvas, exemplifying the Impressionist movement. This particular landscape genre painting is currently held in a private collection. The artwork does not depict the typical bright, sunny scenes often associated with Impressionism but rather captures the essence of a landscape transitioning out of winter.

In “Winter’s End,” Gauguin presents a rural setting where dormant trees and a thawing landscape suggest the emergence of spring. The scene is dominated by the skeletal forms of the leafless trees against a cool sky, tinged with subtle swathes of blue and yellow, indicating the changing season. The scene is further animated by the presence of a building, possibly a farmhouse, whose dark roof and colored walls provide a contrast to the otherwise muted tones. The ground is textured, reflecting the melting snow and revealing patches of grass, and the brushstrokes convey a sense of the crisp, fresh atmosphere typical of the end of winter. Overall, “Winter’s End” stands as a testament to Gauguin’s ability to evoke a mood and atmosphere through his mastery of color and impressionistic technique.

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