Artist a Day: Paul Gauguin
Artist a day!
Paul Gauguin was one of the captivating figures in the history of painting.
Oil on canvas, 92 x 72 cm, 1892
The Seed of the Areoi
His works progressed from Impressionism to a colorful and persuasive symbolism, as seen in his 'Polynesian paintings.'
Oil on canvas, 66 x 89 cm, 1892
Are You Jealous?
Matisse and Fauvism could not be explained without the works of Paul Gauguin.
Oil on wood, 72.9 x 51.3 cm, 1889
Self Portrait with
Halo and Snake
Gauguin was unappreciated until after his death. The last ten years of his life he spent in French Polynesia.
Now he is recognized for his experimental use of color and Synthetic style distinct from Impressionism.
Oil on canvas, 70 x 46 cm, 1891
Woman with a Flower
French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin was an essential character in the Symbolist art evolution of the early 1900s.
Oil on canvas, 73 x 91 cm, 1888
Van Gogh Painting Sunflowers
His use of bright colors, excessive body proportions, and abrupt contrasts in his paintings set him apart from his painting fellows.
Oil on canvas, 74.4 x 93.1 cm, 1888
The Vision after the Sermon (Jacob wrestling with the Angel)
It opened the pave to the Primitivism art movement.
Oil on canvas, 139.1 x 374.6 cm, 1898
Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
In Tahiti in 1891, Gauguin took his first child "bride", a 13-year-old named Teha'amana, also know as Tehura.
Oil on canvas, 97 x 130 cm, 1896
The King's Wife
She was his preferred model during his first two-year stay.
Oil on canvas, 68.3 x 91.5 cm, 1894
Day of the Gods
His technique is an unambiguous sincere oil painting or woodblock print.
But for other works, it isn't easy to understand his process of creation.
Gauguin's most incredible discovery was his use of color.
He exercised not for its ability to mimic nature but for its dynamic qualities.
He implemented it in large flat sections outlined with dark paint, flattening space, and abstract form.
“Art is either revolution or plagiarism”
“Color which, like music, is a matter of vibrations, reaches what is most general and therefore most indefinable in nature: its inner power.”
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