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Paul Gauguin

Read through the most famous quotes from Paul Gauguin

Art is either revolution or plagiarism

— Paul Gauguin


I shut my eyes in order to see.

— Paul Gauguin

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Color which, like music, is a matter of vibrations, reaches what is most general and therefore most indefinable in nature: its inner power.

— Paul Gauguin

#nature #art

We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.

— Paul Gauguin

#know #never #ourselves #really #stupidity

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.

— Paul Gauguin

#assigns #beware #block #color #every

Civilization is what makes you sick.

— Paul Gauguin

#makes #sick #you

Concentrate your strengths against your competitor's relative weaknesses.

— Paul Gauguin

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Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

— Paul Gauguin

#either #plagiarism #revolution

Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?

— Paul Gauguin

#beauty #become #just #otherwise #philosophy

In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.

— Paul Gauguin

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About Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin Quotes

Did you know about Paul Gauguin?

" Gauguin left Arles and a few days later Van Gogh was hospitalized. List of paintings
For a comprehensive list see List of paintings by Paul Gauguin



See also

Frederick Delius (client and friend)
Paul Gauguin's exhibit at Les XX 1889
The Volpini Exhibition 1889
Western painting

Further reading and sources
Danielsson Bengt (1965). Historical significance

Primitivism was an art movement of late 19th century painting and sculpture; characterized by exaggerated body proportions animal totems geometric designs and stark contrasts.

He was an important figure in the Symbolist movement as a painter sculptor print-maker ceramist and writer. His work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (French: [øʒɛn ɑ̃ʁi pol ɡoɡɛ̃]; 7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a leading French Post-Impressionist artist who was not well appreciated until after his death.

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