Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Gauguin–Peacocks & the Tropics

Paul Gauguin, Matamoe, Landscape with Peacocks, 1892, oil on canvas, Pushkin Museum of Art, Moscow, Russia

French master Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) is famous for his colorful and exotic interpretations of Tahiti.  Landscape with Peacocks above was created during Gaugin’s first stay on the tropical island as well as possibly his self-portrait below.

Paul Gauguin, Self Portrait with the Idol, c. 1893, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

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