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Paul Gauguin and Alphonse Mucha’s Harmonium

This photo of Paul Gauguin is a favorite of many as it shows his often peculiar side.  The photo of him playing the harmonium without his pants on was taken in the Paris studio of Czech artist, Alphonse Mucha c.1893-95. Mucha created a studio above Madame Charlotte’s Cremerie in the rue de la Grande Chaumiere.  It was at the Cremerie that Gauguin and Mucha became friends before Gauguin left for Tahiti. Two years later when Gauguin returned to Paris he was short on money and Mucha offered to share his studio above the Cremerie.  Each artist worked in his own corner.  As Mucha experienced success he moved into a bigger …..

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