Paul Gauguin flowers
French painter, sculptor, ceramist, and graphic artist Paul Gauguin was born June 7, 1848 (d. 1903). Along with Cezanne, Van Gogh was the largest representative of post-impressionism. In the early 1870s he began to paint as an amateur. The early period of creativity is associated with impressionism. Since 1883, he became a professional artist. Gauguin’s art works were not in demand during his lifetime, the artist was poor. Fame came to the artist after his death, in 1906, when 227 of his works were exhibited in Paris.
Today Gauguin is considered the artist, who had a very great influence on contemporary art. He abandoned the traditional Western naturalism, using nature as a starting point to abstract figures and symbols. He singled out the linear patterns, striking color harmonies that impregnated his paintings with a strong sense of mystery.