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L'Appel (The Call)

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Material Information

Title:
L'Appel (The Call)
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
Creator:
Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903 ( Artist : painter )
Cleveland Museum of Art. ID=UOC
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Tahiti
Style: French Post-Impressionist
School: Post-Impressionist
Movement: Post-Impressionism
French
Painting;
Genre:
Painting
Painting
picture   ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
There are many theories about the meaning of L'Appel. Some believe the call refers to the Christian idea of the call to follow the path to salvation. Or perhaps the beckoning figure is a temptress calling to her lover. A third theory suggests that the half-nude woman represents death calling to Gauguin himself. The couple in the foreground appear in several of Gauguin's paintings and sculptures, and he described them as two figures who are reflecting on their life experiences. The purple in the hood worn by one of them was a symbolic color for Gauguin and appears in many of his works. In Tahiti, purple referred to purpura, a disease in which the skin appears purple because of hemorrhaging beneath.
General Note:
Design Date: 1902 (dated)

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - A01-PFF0005
usfldc handle - a1.pff0005
System ID:
SFS0035489:00001

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Movement: Post-Impressionism.
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