American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Gauguin, (Eugène Henri) Paul 1848-1903. French artist whose paintings are characterized by simplified forms and brilliant colors and are partially responsible for the significance of primitivism in modern art.
- n. French Post-impressionist painter who worked in the South Pacific (1848-1903)
“The mysteries are sustained in Gauguin's titles, those fragments of Tahitian dialect that materialise on the canvas like overheard speech one can never understand; those ambiguous questions (mortal or rhetorical?): what are we? where are we going?”
“But perhaps Gauguin is serious – exaggeration in the service of truth.”
“This sprawling exhibition explores the religious and mythical themes in Gauguin's art and examines his ties to major French writers of his era, especially Stéphane Mallarmé, who famously hosted a farewell banquet for Gauguin on the eve of the artist's departure for Tahiti in 1891. 3.”
“The exhibit, which runs through April 29, is titled "Gauguin & Polynesia: An Elusive Paradise.”
“I was interested in van Gogh, Cézanne, Modigliani, Gauguin, which is strange, because we were living in the middle of nowhere with no information about the art world.”
“Referred to as "the Blue Period," this evolution bears the influence of symbolist painters such as Gauguin, and is presented in this exhibition as "Picasso as a Symbolist.”
“The UC online Sexual Harassment Training — which all employees are required to do — reports that “Vivienne posts a Gauguin print of nude figures in her office” is not an example of sexual harassment: “Artwork, especially by a recognized artist such as Gauguin, is generally not considered a sexual harassment issue, but hanging up explicit pictures, even in your personal work space ... can create an unwelcome sexualized environment.””
“Gauguin," a song written by Jimmy Webb in his own exemplary style, chronicles the life of French artist Paul Gauguin.”
“It doesn’t matter if it is a “recognized artist such as Gauguin”, if someone objects to it, most likely you be asked to take it down with an implied ‘or else’.”
“He showed me to a seat in the entrance hall … I’m no expert on paintings, but even I had heard of some of the signatures I was able to read, such as Gauguin, Cézanne, and Renoir.”
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