The Art of Paul Gauguin
Gauguin. Blue roofs of Rouen, 1884.
Paul Gauguin's 1893 work "Tehamana Has Many Ancestors" from Gauguin's first journey to Tahiti. He was disappointed that the primitive paradise he sought was being suffused by Western colonial forces. He painted Tehamana (who became his companion) in the modest "Mother Hubbard" dress that was imposed on Tahitian women by missionaries.
Ancestors, Paul Gaugin
PAUL GAUGIN (Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin), French Artist (1848-1903). French Post-Impressionist, who was not well known until after his death. He was recognized for his use of colors and synthetist style that was different from Impressionism. He was 30 years old and a stockboker when he started painting. It was a quarrel between Gaugin and VanGogh which prompted VanGogh to cut his ear off. Gaugin left France in 1895 and spent the rest of his life in Tahiti and Marqueses.
PAUL GAUGUIN (1848-1903) – One of the most fascinating figures in the history of painting, his works moved from Impressionism (soon abandoned) to a colorful and vigorous symbolism, as can be seen in his 'Polynesian paintings'. Matisse and Fauvism could not be understood without the works of Paul Gauguin.
Armchair : Paul Gauguin : 1888
Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) met het werk Femmes Tahiti is een post impressionist. Was succesvolle beurshandelaar maar stortte zich uiteindelijk op de schilderkunst. Na een periode in Parijs, Arles en Bretagne gewerkt te hebben, ging hij naar Tahiti waar hij vrouwen in prachtige kleuren schilderde. Dit zijn zijn bekendste werken. Ik zie in dit werk kwetsbaarheid en verslagenheid.
Tahitian Women On the Beach