Paul Gauguin. Painter, Sculptor 1848 – 1903. Born on June 7, 1848 in Paris, france Mother was peruvian, family lived Peru for 4 years Family returns to France when he is 7 Serves in the Merchant Marine, then the French Navy Returns to Paris and becomes a Stockbroker
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1848 – 1903
Portrait of Madame Gauguin (1880)
Aline Gauguin Brothers (1883)
Visits his friend Vincent vanGogh in Arles, France where they both paint
They quarrel, with van Gogh famously cutting off part of his own ear
Gauguin leaves france and never sees van Gogh again
Night Café at Arles (1888)
Decides he doesn’t like impressionism, prefers native art of africa and asia because it has more meaning (symbolism)
He paints flat areas of color and bold outlines
He lives in Tahiti and paints images of Polynesian life
The Siesta (1892)
Tahitian women on the beach (1891)
When do you get married? (1892)
Gauguin spent the remainder of his life painting and living in the Marquesas Islands, a very remote, jungle-like place in French Polynesia (close to Tahiti)
Gauguin’s house, Atuona, Marquesas Islands
Gauguin lived alone in the jungle, where one day his houseboy arrived to find him dead, with a smile on his face. He was 54 years old (1903). He is buried among the natives on the island.
1859 – 1891
Bathers at Asniéres (1884)
Seurat believed that the emotion of happiness could be shown through bright, warm colors and the use of lines directed upward. Calm is shown by balancing light and dark, warm and cold colors and lines that are horizontal (sideways). Sadness is shown by using dark colors and lines that point down.
Eiffel Tower (1889)
In the summer of 1884, Seurat began work on his most famous painting “Sunday afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte”. It was a huge 10-foot-wide painting and it took him two years to paint. The original painting now lives at the Art Institute of Chicago
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884-86)
While in the midst of working on new a painting called “the Circus”, he died suddenly of an illness in Paris on March 29 1891. He was 31 years old.
The Circus (1891)