Self Portrait (1889) by Paul Gauguin, in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Paul Gauguin, Italy, Italy (Photo courtesy of the Musée d
Self Portrait (1889) by Paul Gauguin, in the Musée d'Orsay, Paris

The Post-Impressionist who went native in the South Pacific

Self Portrait (1902–03) by Paul Gauguin, in the Kunstmuseum Basel, Paul Gauguin, Italy, Italy. (Photo courtesy of the Kunstmuseum Basel)
Photograph of Paul Gauguin circa 1891, in the Musée Maurice Denis/The Priory, Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Paris), Paul Gauguin, Italy, Italy. (Photo by unknown)

Gauguin (1848-1903) could never settle himself or his work, trying Brittany first, where he developed synthetism (merging the actual appearance of the subject, the artist’s own feeling about it, and the formal considerations of form and color—often with black outlines around solid colors), and later hopping around the South Pacific, where he was inspired by local styles and colors.

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  • Self Portrait (1889) by Paul Gauguin, in the Musée d
  • Self Portrait (1902–03) by Paul Gauguin, in the Kunstmuseum Basel, Paul Gauguin, Italy (Photo courtesy of the Kunstmuseum Basel)
  • Photograph of Paul Gauguin circa 1891, in the Musée Maurice Denis/The Priory, Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Paris), Paul Gauguin, Italy (Photo by unknown)

Selected works by Paul Gauguin in Italy


Women of Tahiti (1891–1901) by Paul Gauguin in the GAM - Civica Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan

Where to find works by Paul Gauguin in Italy

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The Matisse Chapel in Room 14 (Photo courtesy of the Vatican Museums)

The Vatican Museums's early and modern religious art

 
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A room on the first floor of the Villa Reale (Photo by Carlo Dell'Orto)

A gallery of modern art in a sumptuous palazzo where Napoléon and his stepson Eugene de Beauharnais lived