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Ah, you do darned well to think of Gauguin—they’re high poetry, his native women—and everything his hand makes has a sweet, heart-rending, astonishing character. People don’t understand him yet, and he suffers greatly from not selling like other true poets.*
*Quote from letter of Vincent Van Gogh to fellow artist Emile Bernard, dated about 5/22/1888, referring to Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) and his paintings done while in Martinique.
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