Idyll on Tahiti by Paul Gauguin

Idyll on Tahiti by Paul Gauguin

The genre composition “Idyll in Tahiti” was written in 1901 by the post-impressionist Paul Gauguin. The painting was created approximately two years before the death of the artist during his final move to the Islands. She entered the collection of paintings of the Tahitian period and is a piece of Tahitian life not of the author, but of the indigenous people.

As if in the context of torn away the moment of the islanders’ walk on the red sand. The artist gave the evening scenery in purple-ocher colors. He endowed his canvas with some pleasant aftertaste of dry grass covering the roofs of the arbor, and salt of coastal water. The interspersed plot of the sailboat seems ridiculous, but it becomes unimportant after viewing.

In general, the exotic “guest” does not distract attention from the purpose of the picture and its history. And the history of the image is as follows. It’s an ordinary day, quiet, the same as yesterday. A woman with a girl wanders barefoot on warm earth, interfering with the soles of sand with small stones. On the edge of her fragile shoulder rests a long stick with a knot. It’s like in a fairy tale, remember, about the Little Red Riding Hood? The landscape that is spread around, due to the peculiarities of the climate, remains unchanged for many months. Therefore, the woman knows that tomorrow everything will be as before, everything will be peaceful and good. The so-called “idyll” settled in this cozy place.

His “idyll” Gauguin wrote in warm tones, one might say, an autumn palette. It is delicious, juicy and slightly knits – as the artist took a lot of pomegranate notes. As for the technique itself, the author wrote easily, at least, the colors do not overlap, and the oil coating is almost transparent. Overflows of one color in another painting slightly resembles watercolor. It can be seen that the brush slid smoothly and did not give place to individual strokes, except, in the field of grass and roof gazebo. This is a beautiful story, a beautiful letter, a cognitive story from the life of distant Tahitians.

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