Post-Impressionist Gauguin art offers a colourful mystical symbolism, a style strongly influenced by the primitive arts of French Polynesia. Together with his contemporaries Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin was a pioneer of modernism. Gauguin's highly original paintings have strongly influenced 20th century modern art. He cultivated and inhabited a dual image of himself as a wolfish, wild man and sensitive martyr for art. There was no lack of self-confidence in Paul Gauguin.

The Gauguin Exposition at the Tate Modern

He is one of the most renowned and beloved of the early twentieth centuries. The Tate Contemporary presents for the first show in Britain in over 50 years an exhibit devoted to this post-impressionist artist from France, showing works of painting and drawing from all over the globe. Tahitian woman's magnificent, colorful pictures of Tahiti and Brittany's lovely landscapes in France are among the most beloved pictures of fashion.

He was the world' s greatest traveler, who lived in Peru, Martinique and Paris, among other places. Gauguin as a narrator who paints himself as a Christ-like character or even a daemon in his own pictures, examines the roles of the myth ologies surrounding the man, religous and mythic icons in his work and the tampering with his own artistry.

Many of his icons are on display, such as those from the artists' collective Pont-Aven in Brittany, nudist baths and haycocks in the Breton countryside, and ornamental works such as the wood carvings around Gauguin's cabin on the Marquesas Islands in Polynesia, France. He was trying to get away from civilization in the South Seas.

1848-1903 Tate.

Eugene Henri Paul Gauguin (UK:, US: ; French:[ø??n ???i ???i ?o??? ?o???]; 7 June 1848 - 8 May 1903) was a popular expressionist painter from France. Gauguin was not appreciated until after his demise and is now known for his use of colour and synthetic styles, which differed significantly from Impressionism. Toward the end of his career he lived for ten years in Polynesia, and most of his pictures from this period show local peoples or landscape.

He has influenced the Vanguard of France and many contemporary painters such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. He was an important character in the Symbolist scene as a painter, sculptress, graphic artist, ceramicist and author. Expressing the intrinsic importance of the themes in his pictures, under the impact of the cloisonnistic styles, he opened the way to primitivism and a resumption of parochialism.

An ardent advocate of woodblock prints and woodblock prints as artistic genres.

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