French postimpressionist painter, whose lush
color, flat two-dimensional forms, and subject matter helped
form the basis of modern art.
But the lanscape with its strong,
pure colours dazzled me, made me blind. I was always undecided,
sought and sought... And at the same time it was so easy to
paint, as I saw it, without much consideration to place a red
beside a blue! Golden figures in streams and on beaches captivated
me. Why did I hestitate capturing this jubilation of sun on
my canvas? Oh! these old European traditions! the timing style
of espression of degenerate races!
(From Paul Gauguin NOA NOA)
"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."
"Where do we come from ?
What are we ?
Where are we going ?"