Who is Paul Gauguin?

  • (noun): French post-impressionist painter who worked in the South Pacific (1848-1903).
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Paul Gauguin

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (; 7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a leading French Post-Impressionist artist who was not well appreciated until after his death. Gauguin was later recognized for his experimental use of colors and synthetist style that were distinguishably different from Impressionism. His work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse. Gauguin’s art became popular after his death and many of his paintings were in the possession of Russian collector Sergei Shchukin. He was an important figure in the Symbolist movement as a painter, sculptor, print-maker, ceramist, and writer. His bold experimentation with coloring led directly to the Synthetist style of modern art, while his expression of the inherent meaning of the subjects in his paintings, under the influence of the cloisonnist style, paved the way to Primitivism and the return to the pastoral. He was also an influential proponent of wood engraving and woodcuts as art forms.

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Paul Gauguin - Self-portraits
1889, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Christ in the Garden of Olives, 1889, (Gauguin's self-portrait), Norton Museum of Art Jug in the Form of a Head, Self-portrait, 1889 ...
The Way To Paradise
... double biography of Post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin and his grandmother Flora Tristan, one of the founders of feminism ... chapters, each alternating narratives of Flora Tristan and Paul Gauguin, the grandson she never knew as he was born after she died ... The story of Paul Gauguin unfolds along a similar quest for an ideal life ...
Portraits By Vincent Van Gogh - Arles 1888-1889 - Paul Gauguin
... Paul Gauguin (Man in a Red Beret) 1888 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (F546). ...
Richard Von White - Philosophical Background - Masters
... Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin and Georgia O'Keeffe ... It was said that when Paul Gauguin first went to Thati he was amazed at the colours he was painting with, so much brighter due to the strong tropical light as opposed to France where he was formally ... Paul Gauguin was also inspired by these beauties ...

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