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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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Arts Everyday Living: Before Tahiti—Autumn in Arles with Gauguin & Van Gogh

Painting is the most beautiful of all arts….. Paul Gauguin, Notes Synthethiques Before French Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) journeyed to Tahiti seeking new visions, he stayed with his friend and colleague Vincent van Gogh in Arles, France in autumn, 1888.  The two often painted together, throughout the city and surrounding countryside, leaving for posterity a memory […]

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