Description of the painting by Paul Gauguin “Still Life”

Description of the painting by Paul Gauguin Still Life

Paul Gauguin is from Paris, but he grew up in Peru, this exotic country gave him emotions and love for the tropics. He was known as a very successful stockbroker. Painting was not his profession, it was his hobby. But when there was another economic crisis, which led him to the mastery of a new profession.

The end of the 19th century was a period of many still lifes, each of which is unique. He completely departed from the classics and rules. One can see the lack of complete thoughtfulness, the random plot is immediately shifted to the canvas. Full attention is paid to objects, the play of light and shades.

In the foreground is a bright jug, and in front of it is a plate full of various fruits. The table is covered with a milky-colored tablecloth, in the tone of which is a plate, as if merging with a jug.

On the table, separately from all fruits, are exotic fruits that differ in color from appetizingly written pears. The picture is depicted with a pronounced combination of color contrast. Yellow pears lying on a plate stand out clearly against the cold background of the table.

The artist very subtly emphasizes volumes, shadows, glare, reflections. All these little things are very well developed by the author. It seems that simple objects are presented in an extraordinary prostate and, with it, in beauty. Fruits are depicted taking their weighty place in the picture; they are rather weighty and are highlighted in color. They are a bright spot in this work.

Gauguin speaks of a sincere attitude to work, he calls not to copying nature, but to painting, as an expression of thought. He describes a still life deeper than just fruits standing on a table. However, the artist in the picture shows his art, the ability to create.

To create as a genius teacher who puts imagination at the forefront. Describing still lifes, he put his dream into paintings, shifted to a play of color, to the perception of the world as a complete picture.

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