Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Paul Gauguin/Quotes

 Paul Gauguin - D'ou venons-nous.jpg
 Paul Gauguin, Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? (detail), 1897-98, oil on canvas, 139.1 x 374.6 cm
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
 Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? is a painting by French artist Paul Gauguin. Gauguin inscribed the original French title in the upper left corner: D'où Venons Nous / Que Sommes Nous / Où Allons Nous. The inscription the artist wrote on his canvas has no question mark, no dash, and all words are capitalized. In the upper right corner he signed and dated the painting: P. Gauguin / 1897.[1] The painting was created in Tahiti, and is in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Gauguin's self-portrait of 1893, 
with Spirit of the Dead Watching in the background.
Paul Gauguin/Quotes
I shut my eyes in order to see.
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.

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