Gauguin, c. 1891
|Born||Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin|
7 Juin 1848
|Died||8 Mey 1903 (aged 54)|
Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesie
|Kent for||Paintin, sculptur, ceramics, engravin|
Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (French: [øʒɛn ɑ̃ʁi pɔl ɡoɡɛ̃]; 7 Juin 1848 – 8 Mey 1903) wis a French post-Impressionist airtist. Unappreciatit till efter his daith, Gauguin is nou recognised for his experimental uise o colour an Synthetist style that war distinctly different frae Impressionism. Taewart the end o his life he spent ten years in French Polynesie, an maist o his pentins frae this time depict fowk or laundscapes frae that region.
His wirk wis influential tae the French avant-garde an mony modren airtists, sic as Pablo Picasso an Henri Matisse. Gauguin's airt becam popular efter his daith, pairtially frae the efforts o art dealer Ambroise Vollard, that organised exhibeetions o his wirk late in his career an assistit in organisin twa important posthumous exhibeetions in Paris. Gauguin wis an important feegur in the Seembolist muivement as a penter, sculptor, prentmakker, ceramist, an writer. His expression o the inherent meanin o the subjects in his pentins, unner the influence o the cloisonnist style, paved the wey tae Primitivism an the return tae the pastoral. He wis an aa an influential proponent o wid engravin an widcuts as airt forms.
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- "Gauguin retrospective at the Salon d'Automne, 1906 – Catalogue des ouvrages de peinture, sculpture, dessin, gravure, architecture et art décoratif".
- "Prints by Paul Gauguin", ArtServe: Australian National University.
- "Woodcut and Wood Engraving". TheFreeDictionary.com.