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Paul Gauguin
(1848-1903) born on
Jun 07
French painter. He was a post-impressionist Romantic painter noted for massive simplified themes, impassive figures and exotic backgrounds.
         
   
F
I shut my eyes in order to see.

R
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
A
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
N
We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.
K
But I owe something to Vincent [Van Gogh], and that is . . . the confirmation of my own original ideas about painting. And also, at difficult moments, the remembrance that one finds others unhappier than oneself.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
R: "Intimate Journals," translated by Van Wyck Brooks, 1923.
A: In "Pathos of Distance," by Hunker.
N: "Intimate Journals," translated by Van Wyck Brooks, 1923.
K: "Intimate Journals," translated by Van Wyck Brooks, 1923.
   


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