Two Vases of Flowers and a Fan

By Paul Gauguin SKU:6783

Paul Gauguin's "Two Vases of Flowers and a Fan" is a remarkable painting created in 1899. This masterpiece showcases Gauguin's distinctive style and innovative approach to color and composition. What makes it truly special is the fusion of elements from different cultures. The juxtaposition of vibrant flowers and an ornate Japanese fan symbolizes Gauguin's fascination with Eastern aesthetics. It represents his quest for an exotic and spiritual realm beyond the confines of Western civilization. "Two Vases of Flowers and a Fan" encapsulates Gauguin's desire to transcend conventional boundaries, making it an extraordinary piece in the history of art.

102 cm

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“Title: “”Exploring Paul Gauguin’s Masterpiece: Two Vases of Flowers and a Fan””

Year Painted: 1899

Paul Gauguin’s “”Two Vases of Flowers and a Fan”” is an extraordinary painting that showcases the artist’s unique style and cultural fusion. Painted in 1899, this masterpiece is a testament to Gauguin’s innovative approach to color, composition, and his fascination with the exotic.

The painting features two vases filled with vibrant flowers, alongside an intricately designed Japanese fan. Gauguin’s choice of subject matter reflects his exploration of different cultures and his desire to break away from the artistic conventions of Western civilization. By combining elements from Western still-life painting with influences from Eastern aesthetics, Gauguin creates a harmonious and visually captivating composition.

The use of color in “”Two Vases of Flowers and a Fan”” is striking. Gauguin employs bold and vibrant hues, contrasting warm tones of red and orange with cool blues and greens. The result is a visually dynamic and captivating scene that immerses the viewer in a world of sensory delight. Gauguin’s masterful use of color not only adds aesthetic appeal but also conveys a sense of emotion and spirituality.

The painting’s significance lies in its representation of Gauguin’s quest for an exotic and spiritual realm. At the time of its creation, Gauguin was seeking refuge from the increasingly industrialized and materialistic society of the Western world. He sought inspiration in the art and culture of the East, particularly Japan. The inclusion of the Japanese fan in the painting symbolizes Gauguin’s fascination with Eastern aesthetics and his aspiration to find a deeper spiritual connection.

“”Two Vases of Flowers and a Fan”” embodies Gauguin’s longing for a utopian paradise, away from the constraints of Western society. It encapsulates his desire to transcend conventional boundaries and explore new artistic possibilities. By merging elements from different cultures, Gauguin created a visual language that expressed his innermost emotions and philosophies.

Today, “”Two Vases of Flowers and a Fan”” is considered one of Gauguin’s most significant works. Its powerful symbolism, innovative composition, and vibrant palette continue to captivate art enthusiasts and scholars alike. The painting stands as a testament to Gauguin’s legacy as a visionary artist who dared to challenge artistic norms and explore new frontiers in his quest for artistic and spiritual fulfillment.

In conclusion, Paul Gauguin’s “”Two Vases of Flowers and a Fan”” is a masterpiece that showcases the artist’s unique style and cultural fusion. Painted in 1899, it represents Gauguin’s exploration of different cultures, his fascination with Eastern aesthetics, and his longing for a utopian paradise. With its vibrant colors, innovative composition, and powerful symbolism, this painting continues to inspire and captivate audiences, solidifying Gauguin’s place in the annals of art history.”

Original size:
39.1 x 99.5 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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