Paul Gauguin Biography
One of the leading French painters of the Post-Impressionist period, whose development of a conceptual method of representation was a decisive step for 20th-century art.
After spending a short period with Van Gogh in Arles, Paul Gauguin increasingly abandoned imitative art for expressiveness through colour. From 1891 he lived and worked in Tahiti and elsewhere in the South Pacific. During his first stay there Gauguin discovered primitive art, with its flat forms and the violent colors belonging to an untamed nature. And then, with absolute sincerity, he transferred them into oil paintings.
Best known paintings: Nevermore, Day of the God
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