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Paul Gauguin's Chair by Vincent Van Gogh

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About the Artist:

Van Gogh was a post-impressionist painter whose work highly influenced 20th century art.  He struggled with mental illness and remained poor and unknown throughout his life.  He died in France at age 37, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Artwork Description:

Paul Gauguin's Chair is a "portrait" of Van Gogh's friend and fellow artist.  The novels and burning candle on the cushion symbolize the character of the absent painter.  Using mainly red and green hues, Van Gogh suggested the mood of night.  He also painted this work with a daytime atmosphere; his own simple peasant chair in bright yellow and blue.  The two paintings represent the different personalities of the two artists, who quarrelled and went their separate ways.  Van Gogh skillfully captured the bluish shadows and reflected light on the polished wood of the chair.  These were created by a gas lamp.

 



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