Paul Gauguin's Armchair

size(cm): 45x35
Sale price£127 GBP


The painting "The Armchair" by Paul Gauguin - Vincent Van Gogh is a masterpiece of Post-Impressionism that has captivated art lovers for decades. This artwork is one of Van Gogh's most famous and is known for its unique artistic style, impressive composition, and vibrant use of color.

The painting shows a wicker armchair in which a man in a white shirt and a straw hat is seated. The background is composed of a tropical landscape with palm trees and a bright blue sky. The composition of the painting is impressive, as the armchair and the man stand out clearly from the background, creating a sense of depth and dimension.

The artistic style of the painting is typical of Post-Impressionism, which is characterized by the use of bright colors and the simplification of forms. Van Gogh and Gauguin were close friends and worked together in Arles, France, where they created some of their most famous works. The painting "El Sillon" was created during this time and is a perfect example of the artistic style that both artists developed.

The use of color in the painting is impressive, with vibrant shades of yellow, green and blue combining to create a feeling of warmth and light. The contrast between the man sitting in the chair and the tropical background creates a sense of tension and drama in the painting.

Although the painting is well known, there are some lesser known aspects that make it even more interesting. For example, the man sitting in the armchair is believed to be Paul Gauguin, who posed for the painting while working with Van Gogh in Arles. Furthermore, the painting was created shortly before Van Gogh suffered a mental breakdown that led him to cut off his ear.

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