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Even before his First and Second Tahitian periods, and even as their cause, Paul Gauguin had already been interested in experimenting with art, tired of what had been produced in Europe and looking for a fresh artistic point of view. In that search, he ended up joining other experimental artists in Brittany, where they felt they could develop their art with a free interchange of ideas, surrounded by like-minded people who would treasure and instigate their experimental attempts at changing the art scene. The results from that experience would influence how art was made for years to come.
This oil on canvas finished in 1888 and currently in possession of The Museum of Modern Art, in New York, is just one such result. It portrays three groups of elements, the first one from the top constituted by three puppies drinking milk from a pan. The second, dividing the painting horizontally, constituted by three blue cups and three apples organized diagonally, and lastly, at the bottom of the painting, is constituted by fruit placed in a bowl and on a piece of cloth. The elements are all placed on a table, which is covered in a tablecloth with a floral pattern.
Considering Gauguin’s later corpus of work, one would expect to find a level of symbolism in work, especially considering the apparent significance of each element, and as such expect that the choice of elements, their disposition and appearance would carry some subjective meaning. Alas, if there were such meaning, it would remain known by the artist alone, for he left no indication of what was meant by each of them.
What is known about the painting is that it represents the first steps of the evolution of Gauguin’s style, abandoning naturalistic pretensions of portraying reality as is observed, instead of producing a depiction of the artist’s subjective understanding of the world. This results on a skewed perspective, which is especially noticeable on the cups, and an incongruous scale between the subjects, creating a bewildering composition.
As such, it is thought that, in order to produce this piece, Gauguin would have taken his inspiration from illustrations in children’s books, as well as from Japanese prints, which had been introduced to him by his friend Vincent Van Gogh, creating the beginning of Gauguin’s imaginary museum, to which he would continue adding until the end of his career.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Still Life With Three Puppies, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Still Life With Three Puppies that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
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