You are viewing a famous oil painting, Still Life with Mandolin by Paul Gauguin. The original masterpiece oil painting was painted in 1885. Our artists will meticulously hand paint a reproduction oil painting of Still Life with Mandolin by Paul Gauguin detail by detail, color by color as close to the original oil painting as possible. Our reproduction oil paintings are all hand painted fine art with no printing involved. Don't settle for a print when a genuine reproduction oil painting will add sophistication to any room and will be admired by many.
Paul Gauguin said regarding his painting "Don't paint too much direct from nature. Art is an abstraction! Study nature then brood on it and treasure the creation which will result, which is the only way to ascend towards God - to create like our Divine Master." His style is reflected in this statement “It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block." "I shut my eyes in order to see." The way he approached life can be understood in this statement “Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.” Paul Gauguin was one of the most important Post-Impressionist painters, printmakers and is recognized as a highly influential founding father of modern art. He rejected the tradition of western naturalism, using nature as a starting point from which to abstract figures and symbols. He stressed linear patterns and remarkable color harmonies, imbuing his paintings with a profound sense of mystery. He revived the art of woodcutting with his free and daring knife work and his expressive, irregular shapes and strong contrasts. You can purchase this reproduction oil painting framed or unframed in any size and it will certainly grace your wall for many years to come.