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vincent in arles: goodbye yellow brick house

… then in February 1888, during a snowstorm, came a Dutchman who saw Arles as the city had been waiting to be seen- a miracle of color beneath the golden sun. Vincent van Gogh adored “the sun pouring down bright … Continue reading

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ROUSSEAU & THE COUCH IN THE JUNGLE: Landscape of Hallucination

It’s been said, oversimplistically but sympathetically, that “he didn’t know the rules well enough to break them”. But of course there are no rules in the kingdom of the imagination.He knew he was a babe in the woods of high … Continue reading

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SAVAGE ILLUSIONS

The first word that Gauguin had painted ”Where Do We Come From?” reached Europe early in 1898 in the form of an illustrated letter to his long time friend the minor painter Daniel de Monfried. In describing the work Gauguin … Continue reading

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NONE OF THE ABOVE

”Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?”  Having presented the questions so handsomely, in his greatest painting, it hardly seems to matter that Paul Gauguin had none of the answers. To look for allegorical meanings … Continue reading

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