Working the Land by Gauguin

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Fitzwilliam Museum
published on 02 May 2022

An 1873 oil on canvas, Working the Land (aka Landscape), by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) the French post-impressionist painter. Painted before Gauguin decided to become a full-time artist and his first major canvas. It shows the influence of Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875) in colours and composition, but the large amount of canvas given to the unusual cloud formation already hints at Gauguin's individuality. (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, U.K.)

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Museum, F. (2022, May 02). Working the Land by Gauguin. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15766/working-the-land-by-gauguin/

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