Martinique Landscape by Paul Gauguin (60 cm) stretched canvas
46 x 60 cm stretched canvas featuring artwork Martinique Landscape by Paul Gauguin from the National Galleries of Scotland Collection.
Printed in finely textured artist-grade cotton substrate canvas at 400gsm using a 12 colour giclée, which consistently reproduces image details with outstanding clarity and detail. Stretched and covering a wooden frame, ready to hang.
Gauguin's glowing colours convey the exotic character of the Martinique landscape. His brushstrokes are visible, but fuse into flatter areas of colour. The composition is finely balanced and carefully structured. It is the finest of a series of landscape paintings Gauguin produced in Martinique in 1887.
He had travelled there from Panama before ill health forced his return to France. Gauguin dreamed of escaping from urban 'civilization' to a tropical paradise where life was mysterious, sensuous and closer to nature. His plans materialised a few years later when, in 1891, he left for Tahiti.
Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French Post-Impressionist artist. Unappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of colour and Synthetist style that were distinct from Impressionism.
Toward the end of his life, he spent ten years in French Polynesia. The paintings from this time depict people or landscapes from that region.