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 Poems

Paul Gauguin Quotes

I have always wanted a mistress who was fat, and I have never found one. To make a fool of me, they are always pregnant.
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), French artist. Intimate Journals, p. 3, trans. by Van Wyck Brooks (1923, repr. 1930).
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), French artist. Intimate Journals, p. 193, trans. by Van Wyck Brooks (1923, repr. 1930).
But I owe something to Vincent, and that is, in the consciousness of having been useful to him, the confirmation of my own original ideas about painting. And also, at difficult moments, the remembrance that one finds others unhappier than oneself.
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), French artist. Intimate Journals, p. 16, trans. by Van Wyck Brooks (1923, repr. 1930).

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julisa granados 22 Mar 2018 05:11
i have the book and i don't read.