Gauguin, Paul: Gauguin's Style and Impact on Modern Art
Gauguin's Style and Impact on Modern Art
Today Gauguin is recognized as a highly influential founding father of modern art. He rejected the tradition of western naturalism, using nature as a starting point from which to abstract figures and symbols. He stressed linear patterns and remarkable color harmonies, imbuing his paintings with a profound sense of mystery. He revived the art of woodcutting with his free and daring knife work and his expressive, irregular shapes and strong contrasts. He produced some fine lithographs and a number of pottery pieces.
There are major examples of Gauguin's work in the United States, including
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