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Paul Gauguin flowers

Vase with Peonies, 1884

Vase with Peonies, 1884. 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.

Vase with Flowers, 1896

Vase with Flowers, 1896

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.

Basket of flowers, 1884

Basket of flowers, 1884

Bouquet of peonies on a musical score, 1876

Bouquet of peonies on a musical score, 1876

Chinese aster, hat and the book, c.1876

Chinese aster, hat and the book, c.1876

Dahlias and peonies in a blue vase, 1876

Dahlias and peonies in a blue vase, 1876

Dahlias in a Copper Vase, 1885

Dahlias in a Copper Vase, 1885

Evening primrose in a vase, 1885

Evening primrose in a vase, 1885

Flowers and cats, 1899

Flowers and cats, 1899

Mandolin and Flowers, 1883

Mandolin and Flowers, 1883

Nasturtiums and Dahlias in a basket 1884

Nasturtiums and Dahlias in a basket 1884. Paul Gauguin flowers

Pots and bouquets 1886

Pots and bouquets 1886

Preparation for a bouquet 1880

Preparation for a bouquet 1880

Still Life with a Mandolin, 1885

Still Life with a Mandolin, 1885

Still life with sunflowers on a chair, 1901

Still life with sunflowers on a chair, 1901. Paul Gauguin flowers

Paul Gauguin flowers. Still life with white bowl 1886

Still life with white bowl 1886. Paul Gauguin flowers

The interior of the house of the artist in the Rue Carcelle 1881

The interior of the house of the artist in the Rue Carcelle 1881

Paul Gauguin flowers. Two vases with flowers and fan, 1885

Two vases with flowers and fan, 1885

Van Gogh painting Sunflowers, 1888

Van Gogh painting Sunflowers, 1888

Paul Gauguin flowers. Vase with Flowers, 1886

Vase with Flowers, 1886

Paul Gauguin. Self-portrait with 'the Yellow Christ'. 1889

Paul Gauguin. Self-portrait with ‘the Yellow Christ’. 1889

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