Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Landscapes by Gauguin

His wonderfully imaginative use of colour distinguishes these works and imbues them with a mystical feel. I saw the last one in the Musee d'Orsay in Paris and the colours are just as sumptuous in person. I'm always in awe of people who have an instinctive feel for colour, whether it is artists or fashion designers who create the palette for their collections. Who would have thought of pairing deep purple with lemon yellow, or fiery orange with forest green in the depiction of a pastoral landscape? It sounds wild and strange but works remarkably well. I feel inspired to be more adventurous with colour, which is a powerful vehicle for emotion.

1 comment:

ellastica said...

check this out:


if rothko did landscapes.