French icon Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) spent the last decade of his career in the exotic locale of Tahiti, earning a reputation as a ground-breaking artist, including the depiction of a native version of Mary and the Christ Child above.
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I’m still away. French iconic artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) traveled to Tahiti, searching for the ideal society where he could express his dream-like visions.
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 […]
Click on the work of art to enlarge or enhance it. LOST LOVES IN ART GAUGUIN’S TAHITIAN MUSE I will soon be a father anew in Oceania.* Paul Gauguin, letter to Daniel de Monfreid Whatever happened to Tehamana, Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin’s muse and mistress? Only thirteen in Woman with a Mango above, and obviously pregnant, she […]
Please click on the works of art to ENLARGE or ENHANCE them. THE REAL GAUGUIN: FACT VS. FICTION, PART I Is it possible to know the real Paul Gauguin? Is he the self-proclaimed “civilized savage,” who impulsively deserted his family and business to pursue his vision of art? The cold-blooded womanizer, abandoning both French […]