Friday, February 20, 2009

Fine Art Friday - Paul Gauguin

Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait c 1893-1894
Musee d'Orsay, Paris


Mother and Child
Ia Orana Maria - We Greet Thee Mary or Hail Mary
1891 Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Vision After the Sermon
Vision After the Sermon; Jacob Wrestling with the Angel
1888; National Gallery of Scotland;

Miraculous Source
Nave Nave Moe - Miraculous Source
1894; Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

Christ on the Mount of Olives
Christ on the Mount of Olives 1889

The Yellow Christ
The Yellow Christ Christ 1889
Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY


This week we feature Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin. He was a French artist whose famous works were painted in Tahiti. I have selected the religious works done by Gauguin. You can read more about his religious themed paintings here.

6 comments:

Melissa Spence said...

Paul Gauguin is one of my most favorite artist! I love his Ia Orana Maria piece as well as many others. My Oma whom recently passed had a similar painting style as his, and she actually painted a remake of one of his pieces and I have it hanging in my home.

Tracy said...

Lovely Esther, the Yellow Christ is amazing!!

Esther said...

Really Melissa? How wonderful that your Oma painted like that. Vivid colors?
My grandma also painted but her style was more primitive like the early Polynesian drawings that they have at the Honolulu Academy of Art. I'm so glad I kept some of her works especially now that she has died.

Tracy, did you see the Green Christ?

Joyful Days said...

Gauguin's paintings always evoke such richness and emotions for me. Thanks for sharing these.

Julie

Tom Gurney said...

Paul Gauguin, as famous as he is, should be even more revered, i think! He is one of my favourite impressionist artists and French art produced so many of them, it is truly incredible.

ACMiH said...

Julie, I have to admit your right.

Tom, yes I guess you are right.