Author Archive | Joan Hart

Paul Gauguin, The Siesta, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Arts Everyday Living: The Real Gauguin—Fact vs. Fiction, Voyage to Tahiti

Click on the works of art to ENLARGE and ENHANCE them.   Originally published in August, 2014.  I am republishing for my current Modern and Contemporary Art class.  THE REAL GAUGUIN: FACT VS. FICTION _______________ FAST FACT #1—TROUBLE IN PARADISE? On April 1, 1891, Paul Gauguin embarks from Marseilles for the then French colony of Tahiti, resolved to […]

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Gauguin, Sunflowers Puvis de Chavannes

Van Gogh’s Sunflowers: The Haunting of Gauguin

The following blog was first published in April, 2011. Sunflowers?  By Gauguin?  Sunflowers are famously associated with Van Gogh.  However, Vincent’s friend, colleague, and sometimes nemesis, Paul Gauguin, created his own interpretations of the golden floral symbol of southern France where Van Gogh and Gauguin once resided together. Except that Gauguin painted his sunflowers in […]

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