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Gauguin was born in 1848

7 June, 2016

Paul Gauguin Arearea, 1892 Joyeusetés (I) Joyousness (I) Oil on canvas, 75 x 94 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris, bequest of M. and Mme Lang, 1961 Photograph © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

French post-impressionist artist Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848 – 1903) is now recognized for his experimental use of color and his work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists.

Gauguin’s art was not appreciated until many years after his death. He was a painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramist, and writer. Gauguin’s remarkable creations tell of his quest for a lost paradise on earth, of his dramatic history as an artist who moved between different cultures during a life marked by passion and adventure.

We highlight here the exhibition that Fondation Beyeler dedicated to his work last year, featuring Gauguin’s multifaceted self-portraits as well as the visionary, spiritual paintings from his time in Brittany, as well as the world-famous paintings he created in Tahiti.

Also, we highlight The breakthrough into modernity at the Van Gogh Museum and Gauguin, the Polynesia and the search of Paradise, presented at NY Carlberg Glyptotek.

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