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Gauguin’s Painting of Vincent van Gogh

In February of 1888, Post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh rented rooms in a small yellow house on the Place Lamartine in the provincial town of Arles in Southern France. It was Van Gogh’s dream to start a Studio of the South, a colony where artists would be able to work in collaboration. In a letter to his brother, Theo, in early May, after becoming situated in the Yellow House, Van Gogh expressed an interest to have someone join him in the studio, perhaps friend and fellow artist, Paul Gauguin. Gauguin was open to the idea though it took him some time to finally arrive, which raised the anxiety level of …..

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Gauguin’s Introduction to the British Public

Paul Gauguin was introduced to the British public through a ground-breaking exhibition organized by art critic, Roger Fry. 46 of Gauguin’s works were exhibited, more than any other artist, and one of his works was selected to be on the poster to advertise the exhibition. The First Post-Impressionist Exhibition, Manet and the Post-Impressionists, ran from November 8 – January 15, 1910 and was focused on the works of Van Gogh, Cezanne and Gauguin while also creating a connection between the art of Manet through to the most recent post-impressionist artists in the exhibition, Matisse and Picasso. The works of Impressionists such as Monet and Renoir was still something the art …..

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Gauguin’s Daughter, Aline Gauguin

  • September 24, 2014
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Paul Gauguin had only one daughter with his wife Mette, Aline. She was Gauguin’s second child with Mette, born December 24, 1877 and named after his mother, Aline Maria Chazal. Aline was reportedly one of Gauguin’s two favorite children. In 1893, Gauguin created a little scrapbook for Aline, which he filled with press clippings, prints, sketches and personal reflections. Unfortunately, Aline died before Gauguin was able to give her the book. In January of 1897, at the young age of 19, Aline suffered pneumonia and died. Gauguin did not receive the news until April. From Tahiti, Gauguin wrote to Daniel de Monfreid, “Your letter arrived at the same time as …..

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