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Paul Gauguin's Life

Paul Gauguin's Life
Biography[edit] Early life[edit] Gauguin was born in Paris, France, to journalist Clovis Gauguin and Alina Maria Chazal, daughter of the proto-socialist leader Flora Tristan, a feminist precursor whose father was part of an influential Peruvian family. In 1850 [4] the family left Paris for Peru, motivated by the political climate of the period.[citation needed] Clovis died on the voyage, leaving 18-month-old Paul, his mother, and sister, to fend for themselves. One of Gauguin's few early memories of his mother was of her wearing the traditional costume of Lima, one eye peeping from behind her manteau, the mysterious one-eye veil that all women in Lima went out in. [...] At the age of seven, Gauguin and his family returned to France, moving to Orléans to live with his grandfather. In 1873, he married a Danish woman, Mette-Sophie Gad (1850–1920). His middle-class family and marriage fell apart after 11 years when Gauguin was driven to paint full-time. Artistic career[edit] Martinique[edit] Related:  Arts

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Paul Gauguin (1848–1903). I Raro te Oviri (Under the Pandanus) (1891) - Vol. 10 No. 4 - April 2004 Skip directly to local search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options CDC Home CDC 24/7: Saving Lives. <div class="noscript"> Note: Javascript is disabled or is not supported by your browser. Emerging Infectious Disease ISSN: 1080-6059 Share Compartir Volume 10, Number 4—April 2004 About the Cover Paul Gauguin (1848–1903). Polyxeni Potter* Author affiliation: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA Suggested citation for this article Paul Gauguin (1848–1903). "Between me and the sky there was nothing except the high frail roof of the pandanus leaves, where the lizards have their nests," wrote Paul Gauguin in the autobiographical account of his first visit to Tahiti (1). Like many of his contemporaries, Gauguin became disillusioned with industrialized society whose intense focus on material gain seemed to strip life of its spiritual essence. Gauguin's art expressed his vision of the world.

Japonism Japonism (from the French Japonisme, first used in 1872[1]) is the influence of the Japanese art, culture, and aesthetics.[2][3] The term is used particularly to refer to Japanese influence on European art, especially in impressionism.[4] In France the term Japonisme refers to a specific French style which mainly found expression in fine arts from 1864,[5] while in England it initially had an impact on decorative arts with the first documented pieces of furniture in the Anglo-Japanese style in 1862, even if the term Anglo-Japanese was used as early as 1851.[6] From the 1860s, ukiyo-e, Japanese wood-block prints, became a source of inspiration for many European impressionist painters in France and elsewhere, and eventually for Art Nouveau and Cubism. Artists were especially affected by the lack of perspective and shadow, the flat areas of strong color, and the compositional freedom gained by placing the subject off-centre, mostly with a low diagonal axis to the background. History[edit]

Kaga-artgallery - Pourquoi le surréaliste Max Ernst est-il sous-estimé ? Seriez-vous capable de citer le titre d'une œuvre de Max Ernst ? Non ? Il n'y a pas de quoi rougir. Malgré un parcours particulièrement riche, cet artiste, né en 1891 près de Cologne (Allemange) et mort la veille de ses 85 ans, reste méconnu du grand public. On oublie qu'il créa à Cologne un satellite allemand du mouvement Dada, en 1919 (avec Hans Arp et Johannes Theodor Baargeld). La Fondation Beyeler, à Bâle (Suisse), présente une grande rétrospective Max Ernst du 26 mai au 8 septembre. Une poignée de toiles célèbres… qui cachent la forêt Ce sont presque toujours les trois ou quatre même tableaux d'Ernst qui sont reproduits. Cette toile, peinte en 1926, est doublement provocatrice. Dans l'encadrement d'une sorte de fenêtre, trois témoins : les pionniers du surréalisme Paul Eluard (à gauche), André Breton (à droite) et Max Ernst lui-même, dont on devine au fond le regard bleu. Des œuvres toujours énigmatiques Mais la plupart des œuvres de Max Ernst résistent à l'analyse.

Arabic calligraphy The Arabic alphabet ARABIC is written from right to left. There are 18 distinct letter shapes, which vary slightly depending on whether they are connected to another letter before or after them. There are no "capital" letters. The full alphabet of 28 letters is created by placing various combinations of dots above or below some of these shapes. (An animated version of the alphabet shows the correct way to move the pen). The three long vowels are included in written words but the three short vowels are normally omitted – though they can be indicated by marks above and below other letters. Although the Arabic alphabet as we know it today appears highly distinctive, it is actually related to the Latin, Greek, Phoenician, Aramaic, Nabatian alphabets. The numerals used in most parts of the world – 1, 2, 3, etc – were originally Arabic, though many Arab countries use Hindi numerals. Decorative writing – calligraphy – is one of the highest art forms of the Arab world. Styles of calligraphy

Cleopatra - John William Waterhouse Amazing sculptures that look like they are in motion At first glance these objects look like they are in motion, almost like every object is falling down, especially the “strawberry blanket”. In reality they are actually natural materials, like feathers, fruits and flowers, attached to nylon threads. Sculptor Claire Morgan from Belfast is the creator of this magnificent art work. She has among other things achieved a first class degree in Sculpture from Northumbria University. Since graduating she has pursued a career solely as a visual artist. She has exhibited internationally, with solo shows, residencies and commissions across the UK, as well as group exhibitions in Europe. Other art that can trick your eyes are this tree branch that grows through glass jars.

Frida Kahlo / Diego Rivera. L'art en fusion Frida KahloAutorretrato con Traje de Terciopelo© ADAGP, Paris 2013 - Photo Francisco Kochen L'originalité de cette manifestation consacrée au couple mythique formé par Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) et Diego Rivera (1886-1957) consiste à présenter leurs oeuvres ensemble, comme pour confirmer leur divorce impossible, effectif dans les faits mais aussitôt remis en cause après une seule année de séparation. Elle permettra aussi de mieux entrevoir leurs univers artistiques, si différents et si complémentaires, par cet attachement commun viscéral à leur terre mexicaine : cycle de la vie et de la mort, révolution et religion, réalisme et mysticisme, ouvriers et paysans. Commissariat Marie-Paule Vial, directrice, musée de l'OrangerieBeatrice Avanzi, conservateur au musée d'OrsayLeïla Jarbouai, conservateur au musée d'OrsayJosefina García, directrice des collections de Museo Dolores Olmedo, México Publications

Asterix bij de Bataven (Astérix chez les Bataves) Over Asterix Zo'n 2000 jaar geleden was heel gallië (zo heette Frankrijk toen) bezet door soldaten van Caesar, de Romeinse veldheer. Héél Gallië ? Nee, een kleine nederzetting bleef moedig weerstand bieden aan de overweldigers en maakte het leven van de Romeinen in de omringende legerplaatsen bepaald niet gemakkelijk... Rene Goscinny en Albert Uderzo creëerden in de Franse magazine Pilote in 1959 het wereldberoemde duo Asterix en Obelix. Deze site Via de menukeuze Albums vind je o.a. een overzicht van de Nederlandse uitgaven, beschrijving van de karakters, een toelichting op de in de albums voorkomende karikaturen en een lijst van gebruikte Latijnse citaten plus betekenis. Onder Historie wordt kort het Romeinse bestuur en de Romeinse legioenen beschreven. Nieuwe vertalingen van albums?

Marc Chagall biography Marc Chagall was a Belorussian-born French artist whose work generally was based on emotional association rather than traditional pictorial fundamentals. Synopsis Born in Belarus in 1887, Marc Chagall was a painter, printmaker and designer associated with several major artistic styles, synthesizing elements of Cubism, Symbolism and Fauvism. One work in particular, "I and the Village" (1911), pre-dated Surrealism as an artistic expression of psychic reality. An early modernist, Chagall created works in nearly every artistic medium, including sets for plays and ballets, biblical etchings, and stained-glass windows. Early Years Marc Chagall was born on July 7, 1887, in Vitebsk, Belarus (in the Russian Empire), and was raised in a devoutly Jewish environment with eight other siblings. After learning the elements of drawing at school, from 1907 to 1910, Chagall studied painting in St. World War I World War II Later Years In 1948, Chagall settled again in France, on the French Riviera at Vence.

James Tissot: “The Life of Christ” James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). Jesus Goes Up Alone onto a Mountain to Pray (detail), 1886−94. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, 11 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. (28.9 x 15.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.137 October 23, 2009–January 17, 2010 The exhibition James Tissot: “The Life of Christ” includes 124 watercolors selected from a set of 350 that depict detailed scenes from the New Testament, from before the birth of Jesus through the Resurrection, in a chronological narrative. Born in France, James Tissot (1836−1902) enjoyed great success as a society painter in Paris and London in the 1870s and 1880s. First presented in Paris in 1894, the watercolors were received with great enthusiasm, and a highly publicized exhibition later traveled to London and the United States, visiting Manhattan, Brooklyn, Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. This exhibition has been organized by Judith F.