Arts Everyday Living: Paul Gauguin in Brittany: Portrait of a Girl, the Art of Humility

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THROUGH THE EYES OF GAUGUIN

THE ART OF HUMILITY

 

Paul Gauguin,Young Christian Girl, 1894, oil on canvas, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

Humility is perfect quietness of the heart….

Andrew Murray

Before French Post-Impressionist master Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) traveled to Tahiti, the locale most associated with his work, the artist spent several years in Brittany, the inspiration for the painting above.  Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was a South African pastor, renowned for his ministry and writings.

The image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.

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