Paul Gauguin Research Paper by The Research Group

Paul Gauguin
Life & career of French painter, focusing on evolution of his style, subject matter, use of color, background, Synthetism, primitivism and cultural influences.
# 13562 | 2,700 words | 3 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Jun 27, 2003 in Art (Artists) , Art (History)

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"Paul Gauguin: Counter-Impressionist
Pool presents a concise introduction to this remarkable man who would be scorned, labeled and finally vindicated as one of the most provocative and controversial artists of the time (195-202).
Born in Paris, 1848, he lived with his mother, traveling with her to Peru and elsewhere from 1851-1855. On his return to France, he became a sailor at age seventeen, completing voyages to Valparaiso and Rio de Janeiro. By 1871, he was employed as a stockbroker at a Paris firm, commanding an income good enough to permit him to marry a Parisian girl and start a family in 1873. It was his friend, Emile Schuffenecker who first persuaded Gauguin to go painting with him on Sundays; it was to be the first fateful incursions into what would shortly become a consuming pass.."

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