Paul Gauguin - Portrait Of Madame Roulin, 1888
Artists & Illustrators|October 2019
Paul Gauguin - Portrait Of Madame Roulin, 1888
RACHAEL FUNNELL tells the story of the French artist’s turbulent time living with Van Gogh when he painted this modest portrait of a local postman’s wife

WHO WAS PAUL GAUGUIN?

Born in Paris on 7 June 1848, Paul Gauguin was an experimental artist who was constantly changing and refining his practice. His time painting in French Polynesia, including two stints in Tahiti, earned him a reputation as an artist who challenged the Western naturalism that reigned supreme in the mid-19th century.

WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN GAUGUIN’S LIFE AT THIS TIME?

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October 2019