Collection: Paul Gauguin
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was a transformative figure in post-Impressionist and Symbolist art, known for his bold use of color and innovative style that diverged from the Impressionist trends of his era. Born in Paris, Gauguin initially pursued a career in the merchant marine and as a stockbroker before dedicating himself to painting.His artistic journey took him from France to exotic locations like Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands, where he created some of his most notable works, like "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" Gauguin's art captured the essence of the people and landscapes around him, blending traditional European artistic principles with inspiration drawn from local cultures and Symbolist ideas.Despite facing financial difficulties and poor health during his lifetime, Gauguin's innovative and provocative works had a profound influence on the avant-garde movement in Paris, inspiring future generations of artists, including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Today, Gauguin's works are celebrated worldwide and can be found in major museums and collections.