Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The White Horse

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Gauguin does not primarily suggest a local connectionto Tahiti but rather a final outcome of the sense of newly tapped powers in color and new sensations to be derived from it that had been the preoccupation of a whole half-century. The seed of Impressionism, it might be said, expanded here into a marvellous exotic bloom. The color, however, is no longer descriptive or atmospheric but makes an impact on the senses akin to that of music. The white horse itself suggests some creature of heroic fable, yet while it shares this appearance of belonging to an imaginary world with the riders in the background, the picture had its basis in Polynesian reality. The inhabitants used horses as a means of transport in the absence of roads and bridges.

Keywords

Paris, France, Tahiti, Style: French Post-Impressionist, School: Post-Impressionist, Movement: Post-Impressionism, French, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: French Post-Impressionist; School: Post-Impressionist; Movement: Post-Impressionism; French; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Paris, France; Tahiti

Time Period

1898

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-PFF0333

The White Horse

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