Konstalbum-Paul Gauguin

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1891) F: 7 Jun 1848 in Paris, France D: 8 May 1903 in Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

Paul Gauguin - A Blue Roof Farm in Pouldu 1890

Paul Gauguin - Are You Jealous? 1892

Paul Gauguin - Arearea I, 1892

Paul Gauguin - Blue Roofs of Rouen 1884

Paul Gauguin - Breton Fishermen 1888

Paul Gauguin - Breton Girls Dancing 1888

Paul Gauguin - Flowers of France 1891

Paul Gauguin - Garden in Rue Carcel 1883

Paul Gauguin - Houses in Le Pouldu 1890

Paul Gauguin - In the Vanilla Grove, Man and Horse (The Rendevouz) 1891

Paul Gauguin - Mette Asleep on a Sofa 1875

Paul Gauguin - Night Café in Arles, Madame Ginoux 1888

Paul Gauguin - Nirvana Portrait of Jacob Meyer de Haan 1890

Paul Gauguin - Martinique Landscape 1887

Paul Gauguin - Olden Times 1892

Paul Gauguin - Orana Maria, we Hail Thee Mary 1891

Paul Gauguin - A Day of no Gods (Day of the Gods) 1894

Paul Gauguin - A Man with Axe 1891

Paul Gauguin - Adam and Eve 1902

Paul Gauguin - Alone 1893

Paul Gauguin - Among the Lillies 1893

Paul Gauguin - Annah the Javanese 1893

Paul Gauguin - Barbarous Tales 1902

Paul Gauguin - Bonjour, Monsieur Gauguin 1889

Paul Gauguin - Bouquet of Peonies on a Musical Score 1876

Paul Gauguin - Barbarian Music 1893

Paul Gauguin - Breton Village under Snow 1894

Paul Gauguin - Brooding Woman 1891

Paul Gauguin - Cail Factories and Quai of Grenelle 1875

Paul Gauguin - China Asters, Hat and Book 1876

Paul Gauguin - Christmas Night 1894

Paul Gauguin - Coming and Going, Martinique 1897

Paul Gauguin - Delectable Waters 1898

Paul Gauguin - Deux Filles Bretonnes 1889

Paul Gauguin - Faaturuma (Melancholic) 1891

Paul Gauguin - Farm in Brittany 1894

Paul Gauguin - Farm in Osny 1883

Paul Gauguin - Flight 1901

Paul Gauguin - Fowers in a Fruit Bowl 1894

Paul Gauguin - Girl with a Fan 1902

Paul Gauguin - Haere Papa 1892

Paul Gauguin - Haymaking 1889

Paul Gauguin - Hina, Moon Goddess and Te Fatu, Earth Spirit 1893

Paul Gauguin - Hut under the Coconut Palms ca 1888

Paul Gauguin - In the Waves 1889

Paul Gauguin - La Calle Jouvenet à Rouen 1884

Paul Gauguin - Landscape with Peacocks 1892

Gauguin was born in Paris, France, to journalist Clovis Gauguin and Alina Maria Chazal, daughter of the proto-socialist leader Flora Tristan, a feminist precursor whose father was part of an influential Peruvian family. In 1850[6] the family left Paris for Peru, motivated by the political climate of the period.[citation needed] Clovis died on the voyage, leaving 18-month-old Paul, his mother and sister, to fend for themselves. They lived for four years inLima with Paul's maternal uncle and his family.

At the age of seven, Gauguin and his family returned to France, moving to Orléans to live with his paternal grandfather. The Gauguins came originally from the area and were market gardeners and greengrocers: gauguinmeans "walnut-grower". His father had broken with family tradition to become a journalist in Paris. Gauguin soon learned French, though his first and preferred language remained Peruvian Spanish.


In 1873, he married a Danish woman, Mette-Sophie Gad (1850–1920). Over the next ten years, they had five children: Émile (1874–1955); Aline (1877–1897); Clovis (1879–1900); Jean René (1881–1961); and Paul Rollon (1883–1961). By 1884, Gauguin had moved with his family to CopenhagenDenmark, where he pursued a business career as a tarpaulin salesman. It was not a success: He could not speak Danish, and the Danes did not want French tarpaulins. Mette became the chief breadwinner, giving French lessons to trainee diplomats.[16]

His middle-class family and marriage fell apart after 11 years when Gauguin was driven to paint full-time. He returned to Paris in 1885, after his wife and her family asked him to leave because he had renounced the values they shared.[clarification needed][17][18]Gauguin's last physical contact with them was in 1891, Mette eventually breaking with him decisively in 1894.

His health took a decided turn for the worse and he was hospitalised several times for a variety of ailments. While he was in France, he had his ankle shattered in a drunken brawl on a seaside visit to Concarneau.[112] The injury, an open fracture, never healed properly. Now painful and debilitating sores that restricted his movement were erupting up and down his legs. These were treated with arsenic. Gauguin blamed the tropical climate and described the sores as "eczema", but his biographers agree this must have been the progress of syphilis. He died suddenly on the morning of 8 May 1903.