Paul Gauguin, Chinese Peonies and Mandolin Postcard
Still Life with Chinese Peonies and Mandolin (1885) by Paul Gauguin is a vintage fine art post impressionism still life floral painting. A musical stringed instrument, the mandolin, on a table with a bowl or a plate. Spring garden peony flowers in bloom in a vase. About the artist: Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was a leader in the Post Impressionist movement which extended Impressionism while rejecting its limitations. They used vivid colors, thick application of paint, distinctive brushstrokes and real-life subject matter, but were more inclined to emphasize geometric forms and to use unnatural or arbitrary color.