Saturday, August 22, 2015

When Will You Marry? - Gauguin

We just learned about the work of art La Blanchisseuse by Toulouse-Lautrec.

Another famous work of art is the painting When Will You Marry? by French artist Paul Gauguin in 1892.
This painting was of two women from the land of Tahiti, where Gauguin traveled to try and see what people lived like in other places.
The woman in front is dressed in bright colors and has a flower in her hair, and is looking for someone to marry.

Just like Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Vincent Van Gogh, he painted in a style called Post Impressionism, using bright colors and lots of thick paint.

Gauguin and Van Gogh were actually friends and worked together for a while.
They had a fight and Gauguin left, and right after that was when Van Gogh went crazy and cut his own ear off!

(from: wikipedia - when will you marry?)

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