Riders on the beach
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Dimensions: 92 x 73
The Horsemen on the Beach painting comes from the coast of the town of Atuona in French Polynesia. It seems that Paul Gauguin
, who greatly admired Edgar Degas
, used memories of Degas' works in his creation. The processing connects both the painter's past and his later work. The brushstrokes used to depict the sky are reminiscent of impressionism
, while the pink color of the foreground points to Fauvism, an artistic direction that Paul Gauguin
greatly influenced. It is also possible to find a certain similarity with Pablo Picasso
in the shapes and colors - in the pastel tones of the picture, in the representation of the horses and above all in the cursory processing of the horses and the figures on their backs in the upper right corner.
Gauguin painted picture Riders on the beach in 1902. Prevailing color of this fine art print is vivid and its shape is landscape. Original size is 92 x 73. This art piece is located in Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848-1903).
French painter and a leading figure of Postimpressionism
. His experiments with colour strongly influenced modern art of the early 20th century. As one of the first, he subscribed to primitivism: simplified and exaggerated contours of the body, strong and contrasting colours. This artistic style was partly due his admiration for the art of the primitive cultures of Africa, Micronesia and North American Indians. Gauguin himself had the opportunity to experience life on Tahiti, where he resided from 1891 until his death. It was in Polynesia that he created his most famous paintings.