Paul Gauguin Essay

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  • Paul Gauguin : A Father

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    Paul Gauguin: a brother, son, uncle, father and most importantly a Stockbroker. Paul Gauguin who would be later described as an amazingly famous Impressionist Artist kicked off his life being a stockbroker in the year of 1880-1886. He was birthed by two extraordinary parents Clovis Gauguin, a journalist, and Alina Marie Chazal. While in High School Gauguin dreamed of pursuing his goals however he went another route and, joined the marine at age seventeen, and later joined the Navy whilst later returning

  • The Life of Paul Gauguin Essay

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    The Life of Paul Gauguin Paul Gauguin was born in Paris on June 7th, 1848. His childhood was filled with radical beliefs and a libertarian lifestyle. In fact, his own father Clovis Gauguin was a republican journalist by trade, whose own writings were criticized for their radicalism and eventually forced the family into exile in 1849. With no stable source of income due to his father’s death, the family established residency in Peru, a decision made in accordance to his mother’s

  • Paul Gauguin And Henri Matisse

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    This is an important distinction to make, because “primitivism” was defined in the eyes of the Europeans who saw foreign civilizations as unsophisticated, indicating that the concept of “primitivism” is heavily biased in the view of the Europeans. Paul Gauguin and Henri Matisse were two artists that were highly influenced by the concept of “primitivism,” and some similarity can be depicted in their works such as the use of female nudes, vivid colors, and artistic techniques. However, their definition

  • Look Pass The Label By Paul Gauguin

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    Look Pass the Label A few weeks ago, I visited the Museum of Modern Art. As I was going through the second exhibition a particular painting caught my attention. Still life with three puppies by Paul Gauguin was titled. My first encounter with this painting was through the title, which made me create negative hypothesis on what the painting was depicting. When looking at this painting all I could think about was my lack of fascination towards animals, especially puppies, while the person standing

  • Comparison Of Vincent Van Gogh And Paul Gauguin And Post-Impressionism

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    Impressionism. Two of the more influential painters from this movement were Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, who aimed to connect with viewers on a deeper level by access Nature’s mystery and meaning beyond its superficial, observable level. However, each artist’s approach to achieving this goal was different. In close examination of Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait (Dedicated to Paul Gauguin) and Paul Gauguin’s Self-Portrait with Portrait of Émile Bernard (Les misérables), one may clearly see the

  • Paul Gauguin Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

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    What Are We? Where Are We Going? Paul Gauguin is known for being one of the world's greatest painters, although he was not much appreciated at his time. His work seems to tell stories of his life. In his series of painting done in Tahiti, we can see the many wonders that Gauguin himself explored. Today Gauguin's painting run for millions. For example; Paul Gauguin's Maternite (II) done in 1899 was sold for $39.2 million. That wasn't the case back when Gauguin first started his new career. In this

  • Features Of Post Impressionism

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    techniques and effects of light and shadow but neglect the importance of subject matters. Some young artists and critics demanded a shift in the focus of representational arts. Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh were the four giants of Post-impressionism. Paul Cézanne Georges Seurat Vincent Van Gogh Paul Gauguin The 1880s was a decade of extremes to France. There was the depression in the mid-1880s, but were also rapid industrialization and economic growth. As a capitalist

  • Analyte Interaction Between Gauguin And Van Gogh In Arles

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    Jaehun Lee 11/8/17 Second Writing Assignment The explosive interaction between Gauguin and Van Gogh in Arles in 1888 can be said to condense and bring to head a conflict between two different ways of conceiving art and aesthetic experience that had been brewing throughout the 19th Century. How do you see the contrast between their approaches to painting? And how does this contrast bear out these different tendencies? While the painters after the Impressionism period were called the “Post-Impressionists

  • Gauguin Where Do We Come From What Are We Where Are We Going

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    Gauguin Where Do We Come From What Are We Where Are We Going -Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) -Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? -1897 -Oil on Canvas, 5 feet by 12 feet -Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?, is the self-acclaimed masterpiece of Paul Gauguins’ career. It represents the culmination of his ideas and beliefs that he acquired throughout his life as a painter. Many visual characteristics of the painting, such as

  • Vincent Van Gogh Essay

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    Biography of Vincent Van Gogh What drove Vincent Van Gogh, born March 30,1853, to his mental illness and suicide? Could it have been the many things he tried, but failed at in his life? He failed in many different careers, in love, and even his artwork. Van Gogh sold only one painting his entire life. Because of his mental illness, he was considered a crazy person. At the age of sixteen, Van Gogh went to go work with his Uncle Vincent, whom he was named after, as an art dealer at the Goupil and