Paul Gauguin

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    The article is a collection of exerts from letters and documents drafted by Paul Gauguin. The letters were initially conceived between the years of 1885 and 1901 within varying parts of the world. In these manuscripts he writes to his friend Emile Schuffenecker, who was also a Post-impressionist painter, as well as Emile Bernard, and Daniel de Monfried, who was also an art colletion enthusiast. The letters were often depicted as being comprised mainly of debates about what is and is not considered art, and one must go about presenting their work as an artist. Feeling and Thought, Abstraction, and Shadows are mainly about the very nature of painting, how one creates a painting, how one paints correctly, and how one forms an educated critique about the painting, thus involving the reader in the entire life of the painting. Feeling and Thought, takes a long in depth argument on how the success of one’s masterpiece is completely dependent on, the artists relation to oneself and their history, and states that painting also demands both intellect and passion in order to be successful. Within Abstraction he shows his true passion for the subject matter as well as eagerness to motivate the next generation of artists by saying that…

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    revolution in pictorial technique. Having lived in Paris, Gauguin, Van Gogh and Cézanne were actively involved with the Impressionist…

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    He did this after having a fight with his Paul Gauguin, with whom he lived with and had a seemingly turbulent relationship. Van Gogh seems to have idealized a life in which he and Gauguin lived and created together at the home van Gogh spent months preparing for Gauguin, known as the Yellow House. In this time of optimism van Gogh was highly productive. His famous sunflower series was painted for the guest room at the Yellow House (Charles 90). Unfortunately, once Gauguin arrived another decline…

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    Arles were the same as the ones in Japan, causing him to not make the trip. In 1888, van Gogh moved into the “yellow house”. He spent his money on paint, putting food to the side. Van Gogh lived of coffee, bread, and absinthe during the December of 1888. His physical and mental health were on the decline. He was eating paint at this time. Theo was worried about his brother. He paid Paul Gauguin to go live with Vincent. These two constantly argued causing VIENNA, JACOB-VINCENT VAN GOGH Paul to…

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    Gachet,” was created in 1890. It is a piece of artwork depicting his doctor and friend Paul Gachet sitting at a table and leaning his head on his right hand. There are two versions of the piece that were made by Vincent Van Gogh. The first one was the original version, and it contained many colors with a primary focus on yellow and dark gray. The second one, the version made for Paul Gachet’s collection, contained more of an emphasis on the color blue. Both pieces were created as post…

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    because his family threatened to cut him off financially if he did not. Around 1886 Van Gogh moved to Paris, and began studying impressionist art. He moved to Arles in Southern France after being told of the beauty and light. His health got progressively worse at this point, due to his poor diet. “He lived on coffee, bread and absinthe, and found himself feeling sick and strange. Before long, it became apparent that in addition to suffering from physical illness, his psychological health was…

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    Charles Baudelaire’s “The Painter of Modern Life” and G.-Albert Aurier’s “Symbolism in Painting: Paul Gauguin” are key texts in understanding the creation of modern art in France. When looking at art produced from the 19th century, art changed forms from traditional, naturalistic styles towards modern styles is clear. Baudelaire and Aurier wield their conceptions of art and beauty against the Academy and its traditional style in the two texts. The different theories established in each article…

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    The painting “Women of Tahiti” by Paul Gauguin grabbed my attention because it makes me feel like I’m at the beach with them. This painting was created in 1891 with oil on canvas. Gauguin’s work displays the atmosphere of Tahiti. The painting first caught my eye with the bright vivid colors. After that my attention was drawled to the women. Leaving me with the feeling that I’m on the beach with them. Gauguin usage of warm hues creates the feeling of warmth. The colors pink and red and white…

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    lonely times as an artist in Southern France. The appearance of Joseph Roulin left a great impression on van Gogh, with his dark blue uniform, sturdy golden beard and a big face. Roulin’s features was powerful and he is depicted as so in the painting; like a general. Van Gogh described the painting as “the modern portrait” in excitement when telling his brother Theo about the discovery of a colorful style of painting and the encounter of a model. There are many paintings of Joseph Roulin, some…

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    Sien. Following his relationship, he moved back in with his parents to continue practicing his art. At this point, he learned of Jean-François Millet and often integrated Millet’s work in the early work of his own. In 1885, Vincent attended The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp where he wanted to improve his art techniques. This is where he became increasingly interested and influenced in various Japanese artists and impacted van Gogh’s individual style greatly. Following his attendance of…

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