Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Giving Gauguin His Due

"A pretty village in a wooded valley in southern Brittany, Pont-Aven is about the last place you’d expect anything revolutionary to have taken place," begins Mark Hudson; "But on a riverbank just outside the village, in a spot believed sacred by the local people, Paul Gauguin can be said to have invented modern art" — Paul Gauguin at the Tate Modern: desire, death, myth. Read about the great artist "now seen as perhaps the slightest of the great Post-Impressionists."

The Yellow Christ, pictured above, is a painting I grew up with, housed as it is at my local Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

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Blogger Josh said...

Albright Knox is awesome. I'm always newly impressed every time I go.

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