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SummaryPaul Gauguin (born as Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin in Paris, France, died in Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia) was a famous Artist from France, who lived between June 7, 1848 and May 8, 1903. He became 54 years old.
BiographyPaul Gauguin was a French painter, sculptor and printmaker.
He was the first impressionist, but developed around 1888 in Brittany a decorative style, with a strong simplification, the color plane, strong contours, the so-called primitivism, also called syntetismen. In 1888 he made an art historically much publicized visit to Vincent Van Gogh in Arles in southern France. It was during this stay that van Gogh cut off his left earlobe. In the periods 1891-1893 and 1895-1903 Gauguin lived on Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands to paint primitive Polynesian motifs. He was one of the contemporary art's foremost pioneers.
The Norwegian artist Paul Gauguin René was the grandson of Paul Gauguin.
Zodiac etc.He is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 15 quotes who is written / told by Paul.
Related authors: Maurice Denis, James Huneker, Vincent Van Gogh
Source / external links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gauguin
Famous quotes by Paul Gauguin (15)
"Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them"
"It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block"
"There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite"
"Concentrate your strengths against your competitor's relative weaknesses"
"Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!"
"The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public"
"In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters"
"Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?"
"We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves"
"Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite"