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SIGNATURE SERIES PROGRAM: Paul Gauguin: An Artist’s Quest for the Exotic

Presenter: Carol Jonson, Lecturer
Program Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

January 26, 2022

10 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Headquarters Regional Library
2385 Orange Blossom Drive
Naples, FL 34109

Paul Gauguin Painting

Paul Gauguin, the French stockbroker turned artist, was always in search of the exotic. Although he began his artistic career working in an Impressionist style, he soon abandoned that to paint brightly colored pictures of quaintly attired peasants in Brittany. He then moved on briefly to Arles where his disastrous visit with Vincent van Gogh took place (Vincent cut off part of his ear after a disagreement with Gauguin). Finally, he spent the last 10 years of his life in Tahiti and French Polynesia where he found the exotic colors, people and lifestyle he sought. As his works became more monumental, primitive and spiritual, he paved the way for future artists working in what today is known as the Symbolist Movement.

The recorded program will be available to members.
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Seating is limited.