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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 Exhibition: Metamorphoses

There are only a few days left to visit The Museum of Modern Art’s revolutionary exhibition on Paul Gauguin, Gauguin: Metamorphoses. The exhibit showcases 170 of Gauguin’s works including only 11 paintings and focusing on his lesser-known woodcut prints and transfer drawings as well as his ceramics and woodcarvings. Gauguin: Metamorphoses sheds light on a different side of the artist and his techniques.  Included in the exhibition are some of his more elegant drawings, including a piece borrowed from France, Studies of Arms, Legs, and a Head, a study piece of Gauguin’s.  Examples of his African totems can be viewed as well. When you think of Gauguin one often recalls …..

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Gauguin’s Early Painting

  • March 25, 2014
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The Seine at Pont de Grenelle (La Seine au Pont de Grenelle) is one of the earliest known paintings by Paul Gauguin.  He signed and dated the painting, 1875, on the bottom right hand side of the painting.  The image depicts industrial buildings along the bank of the Seine.  The Seine at Pont de Grenelle is one of the few paintings Gauguin completed on a wood panel rather than on canvas. When Gauguin painted The Seine at Pont de Grenelle he was still earning a living as a stockbroker and had been married to Mette for just a couple of years.  It wasn’t for another 7 years that he finally …..

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