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Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903.
e Artist : painter
Motif from Arles (detail).
b 72 x 92 cm
c Oil on canvas.
Design Date: 1888 (signed & dated)
In 1874 he saw the first Impressionist exhibition, which completely entranced him and confirmed his desire to become a painter. He spent some 17,000 francs on works by Manet, Monet, Sisley, Pissarro, Renoir and Guillaumin. Pissarro took a special interest in his attempts at painting, emphasizing that he should `look for the nature that suits your temperament', and in 1876 Gauguin had a landscape in the style of Pissarro accepted at the Salon.
Arles, France (South of France).
Style: French Post-Impressionist.
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)