3.1 The Yellow Christ
3.2 Spirit of the Dead Watching
3.3 Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
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Paul Gauguin Paintings
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b. June 7, 1848, Paris, Fr.--d. May 8,
Paul Gauguin (Eugène-Henri-) lived and worked in Tahiti and elsewhere in
the South Pacific. Paintings of Gauguin include
the early Vision After the Sermon (1888) and
Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (1897-1898).
|Here, he stopped working exclusively out-of-doors, as Pissarro had taught him, and generally began to adopt a more independent line. Gauguin met van Gogh, the influence of Seurat, the doctrines of Signac, and a rediscovery of the merits of Degas--especially in his pastels--all combined with his own streak of megalomania to produce a style that had little in common with the thoughtful lyricism of the painting of his erstwhile mentor Pissarro. Monet confessed to a liking of his Jacob Wrestling with the Angel (1888; Gauguin National Gallery of Scotland), which Paul Gauguin saw at the exhibition he organized in 1891 to finance his projected excursion to places where he could live on `ecstasy, calmness and art'; the proceeds amounted to 10,0000 francs, some of it coming from Degas, who bought several Gauguin works.|
were still evident in these new paintings by Gauguin traces
of pure Impressionism, and of the very clear
Cézanne (as in the Portrait of
Marie Lagadu, 1890; Art Institute of
Chicago)--a fact pointed up by a Cézanne
still life owned by Gauguin artist which is shown
behind her--but basically this period marked
the parting of the ways between Paul Gauguin and
The Yellow Christ,
Spirit of the Dead Watching,
Gauguin Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
Gauguin painting has all the appearance of a flight from civilization, of a search for new ways of life, more primitive, more real and more sincere.
|Few people know that Paul Gauguin once worked on ship and then fulfilled his military service
in French Navy. When he was at the age of 23, he got a well paid job as a
stockbroker, besides that he married a beautiful Danish woman.
In early phase, although Gauguin sought the simplification of the form and decoration with color, he hadn't gotten rid of the technique of Impressionism yet.
Having been tired of the life in city, Paul Gauguin yearned for the customs and art of life in primitive tribes. Hence, regardless of everything he took a long journey to live and paint in the island of Tahiti in South Pacific Ocean.
He gradually abondonded his realisticism style until he passed away. So, oil painting lovers are very interested in his biography, and reproductions for sale in Gauguin gallery are prevalent.
Gauguin depicted the aboriginals and their life with great enthusiasm in his later oil paintings. Those Gauguin Tahiti paintings composed of lines and strong colors are bearing strong sense of subjective color and decorating effect.
Artworks are abstract as well as specific. Paul Gauguin differentiated from other Impressionist painters in his features in abstraction: pure colour, synthetical method, decoration of lines and without profundity. These features are summarized as symbolism（Synthetism）by himself and litterateurs.
-- Author: Lewis L., Toperfect Director.
Portrait Gauguin - The Yellow Christ