About The Artwork
In 1889 Gauguin lived in the fishing village Le Pouldu with a couple of other students to focus on painting intensively and decorating the house they lived in together. The painting is one of 40 self-portraits created by Gauguin and was inspired by Japanese wood-block prints and is filled with symbols and colours, much like his later works when he started visiting Tahiti.
Many artists did not have a straightforward path to becoming an artist; however, few had as many twists and turns as the one of Gauguin.
He was born in Paris, but at the age of 2, his family left for Peru, and his father died of a heart attack during their travels, so they stayed in Peru Grandmother to attain a quality education.
After living and studying in Paris and New Orleans and spending some time working in the military, he finally settled in Paris, where he worked as a stockbroker. This allowed him to earn good money and to invest a lot of time and money into the art market; however, the market crash of 1882 made him broke and unemployed, but it allowed him to pursue painting full time.
However, it was more than just the lack of money that drove him to paint full time; when he married a Danish woman, he moved to Copenhagen and tried a career as a businessman, which did not work out well at all after 11 years in Denmark he realised that painting was his one true passion.
After years of struggling back in Paris, his artistic career finally picked up some steam, allowing him to travel to Tahiti in French Polynesia, where he created the paintings that we know him best for today.
Gauguin’s art and its historic meaning may not be understated. His work opened up the eyes of the French audience to a population relatively unknown beyond colonisation, and his work humanised the subjects of his paintings rather than being seen as beasts that needed to be civilised.
Oh, and by the way, Gauguin spent nine weeks with Vincent van Gogh in Arles, where one of their arguements ended with van Gogh confronting Gauguin with a razor, the same razor he cut off his ear with later that night.
- FSC certified poster made on thick and long-lasting matte (uncoated) paper from sustainably managed forests.
- Paper weight: 200 gsm / 80 lb
- Our wooden frames are produced from natural pine/oak wood. The frames are lightweight and easy to hang.
- Thickness: For Europe 20-25 mm /0.79"–0.98" and for the USA market thickness is 1.9 cm/0.75"
- Shatterproof, transparent plexiglass for the frames.
- Includes hanging kit, to hang in both portrait and landscape orientations.
- For indoor use
-The frame and poster are mounted together.
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