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Dec 22, 2011


Paul Gauguin was first a sailor, then a successful stockbroker in Paris. In 1874 he began to paint at weekends as a Sunday painter. Nine years later, after a stock-market crash, he felt confident of his ability to earn a living for his family by painting and he resigned his position and took up the painter’s brush full time. Following the lead of Cézanne, Gauguin painted still-lifes from the very beginning of his artistic career. He even owned a still-life by Cézanne, which is shown in Gauguin’s painting Portrait of Marie Lagadu. The year 1891 was crucial for Gauguin. In that year he left France for Tahiti, where he stayed till 1893. This stay in Tahiti determined his future life and career, for in 1895, after a sojourn in France, he returned there for good. In Tahiti, Gauguin discovered primitive art, with its flat forms and violent colours, belonging to an untamed nature. With absolute sincerity, he transferred them onto his canvas. His paintings from then on reflected this style: a radical simplification of drawing; brilliant, pure, bright colours; an ornamental type composition; and a deliberate flatness of planes. Gauguin termed this style “synthetic symbolism”.
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Gauguin - Nathalia Brodskaya

Author: Nathalia Brodskaya

Layout: Julien Depaulis

Cover: Stéphanie Angoh

ISBN 978-1-78160-589-9

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1. Snow Effects (Snow in Rue Carcel), 1882-1883.

2. Dieppe Beach, 1885.

3. Bathers in Dieppe, 1885.

4. Self-Portrait to my friend Carrière, 1886.

5. Self-Portrait at Golgotha, 1886.

6. Self-Portrait, Les Misérables, 1888.

7. Van Gogh Painting Sunflowers, 1888.

8. Old Women in Arles (in the Arles Hospital Garden), 1888.

9. Café at Arles, 1888.

10.Fighting Children, 1888

11. Bretons and Calf, 1888.

12. The Vision after the Sermon or Jacob Fighting with the Angel, 1888.

13. Blue Trees, 1888.

14. Human Miseries (Vineyards), 1888.

15. Fruit, 1888.

16. The Yellow Christ, 1889.

17. Hello, Mr Gauguin, 1889.

18. Self-Portrait with the Yellow Christ, 1889.

19. Portrait of Meyer de Haan, 1889.

20. Wrach Collectors, 1889.

21. Breton Children on the Seaside, 1889.

22. The Schuffenecker Family, 1889.

23. Te avae no maria, The Month of Mary (or Woman Carrying Flowers), 1889.

24. Man with an Axe, 1891.

25. Young Tahitian Man (Young Man with a Flower), 1891.

26. Fatata te moua (At the Foot of the Mountain or The Big Tree), 1891.

27. Faaturama (Woman with a Red Dress or the Sulky Woman), 1891.

28. The Parau Parau (Conversation), 1891.

29. Te tiare farani (The Flowers of France), 1891.

30. Parau na te varua ino (Evil’s Words), 1892.

31. Matamoe, Landscape with Peacocks, 1892.

32. Arearea (Happiness), 1892.

33. Vaïraumati tei oa (Her Name is Vaïraumati), 1892.

34. Aha oe feii? (What! Are You Jealous?), 1892.

35. Pastorales tahitiennes, 1893.

36. Nafae faa ipopo? When will you Marry? 1882.

37. Manao Tupapau (the Soul of the Dead Ones is Awake), 1892.

38. E haere oe I hia? Where are You Going? 1892.

39. Fatata te miti (On the Seashore), 1892.

40. Hina Tefatou (The Moon and the Earth), 1893.

41. Otahi (Alone), 1893.

42. Eu haere ia oe, Where are You Going? (Woman Holding a Fruit), 1893.

43. Merahi metua no Tehamana (Teha’mana Has many Parents), 1893.

44. Self-Portrait with a Hat, winter 1893-1894.

45. Aita tamari vahine Judith te parari (Annah, the Javanese), 1893-1894.

46. Self-Portrait with a Palette, ca. 1894.

47. Nave nave moe. Sacred Spring (or Sweet Dreams), 1894.

48. Mahana no atua (The Day of the God), 1894.

49. Bé Bé, the Nativity, 1896.

50. Te vaa, The Canoe (a Tahitian Family) 1896.

51. Scene from Tahitian Life, 1896.

52. Eiaha Ohipa (Tahitians in a Room), 1896.

53. Te Arii vahine, The king’s

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