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Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903.
e Artist : painter
Still Life with a Maori Statuette.
Roses and Statuette.
b 73.2 x 54.5 cm.
Oil on canvas.
"Painting is the most beautiful of all arts. In it, all sensations are condensed; contemplating it, everyone can create a story at the will of his imagination and-with a single glance-have his soul invaded by the most profound recollections; no effort of memory, everything is summed up in one instant. -A complete art which sums up all the others and completes them. -Like music, it acts on the soul through the intermediary of the senses: harmonious colors correspond to the harmonies of sounds. But in painting a unity is obtained which is not possible in music, where the accords follow one another, so that the judgment experiences a continuous fatigue if it wants to reunite the end with the beginning. "
Style: French Post-Impressionist.
Musee des Beaux Arts. ID=FRM
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)