Paul Gauguin

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was a French post-Impressionist artist. Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and Synthetist style that were distinctly different from Impressionism.

Paul Gauguin’s The Seed of the Areoi via google

We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.
-Paul Gauguin

Going off the well trodden path is much harder than people say. He also said,

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.

One of our greatest painters feels anyone who does something different is a master. I think I might have to take him up on that challenge. Keeping in mind that while experimentation is exciting and important, it’s also important for me to hang onto my own voice and those little gems that are part of my story. I’d rather have something new that’s genuine than something that’s experimental and fake.


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