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Would Paul Gauguin Care About The Moral Condemnation He Gets Today? Just Read His Final Journals

As writer Laura Gascoigne puts it here, “Is Gauguin redeemable? By today’s standards, no. Would he want to be redeemed? Almost certainly not.” – The Spectator (UK)
Tags: Art, People, Gauguin, Paul Gauguin, Laura Gascoigne

Cultural Pit-Stops: making hours of boring travel time fly by

Ever noticed how summer holidays never seem to come quickly enough? We plan our journey ahead with chills of excitement, eagerly choosing which swimsuits will make it into our suitcase or dreaming of days blurring into long naps and lemonade-sipping, counting down the moments until we can finally hit the road. But then the long-awaited day arrives and time shifts as hours seem to stretch long while we wait to board a plane, travel hundreds of kilometers or miles by car (sometimes with kids or pe...
Tags: Google, Penguin, Gauguin, Frida, Arts & Culture, Google Arts Culture, Marie Mustel, Spin the Globe

Remember That Fake Gauguin The Getty Bought? They Were Warned

“The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles was privately warned in 2002 that a Gauguin sculpture it had just bought for around $4m was a fake. A few months later the museum sent a researcher from Los Angeles to Paris to investigate, but she failed to resolve the question — so the matter remained unpursued with the Wildenstein gallery, which had sold them the work. A year ago, the museum finally admitted that Head with Horns is not an authentic work by Gauguin — and it was banished to the storeroo...
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, Paris, Visual, Gauguin, Wildenstein, J Paul Getty Museum, 02.03.21

Impressionism’s sibling rivalry

Sixty world-famous impressionist paintings arrived at the Royal Academy of Arts in London from Copenhagen in March of this year, a whisker before lockdown was imposed. Instead of drawing box-office crowds, they sat in storage for four months. But then the Academy reopened its doors in August with the Covid-secure “Gauguin and the Impressionists.” That this exhibition sold out so quickly is testament not only to our hunger for unmediated culture after a period of captivity, but also to the enduri...
Tags: Books, London, Featured, Britain, Paris, Royal Academy of Arts, Literature, Copenhagen, Academy, Henry James, Virginia Woolf, James, Impressionism, Gauguin, Renoir, Proust

ETW #78 Weird Travel – Polynesia & Tiki Culture

“Weird Travel” returns & in this episode we’re talking about all things Polynesian, from Tiki Culture to the odd Kon-Tiki Expedition. More than Mai Tais & palms, the South Pacific and all Polynesian cultures have long and unusual histories, as Patrick and Matt chat about this week. You can listen to the podcast here on this page or on any of these services: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher. Weird Travel is a podcast within a podcast and my effort to chronicle and share...
Tags: Travel, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Disney, South Pacific, Weird Travel, Gauguin, Patrick, Matt, Mai Tais, Polynesia, Michener, Thor Heyerdahl, Kon Tiki, ETW, Tiki culture

"Zephyrinus's predecessor Pope Victor I had excommunicated Theodotus the Tanner for reviving a heresy that Christ only became God after his resurrection."

"Theodotus' followers formed a separate heretical community at Rome ruled by another Theodotus, the Money Changer, and Asclepiodotus. Natalius, who was tortured for his faith during the persecution, was persuaded by Asclepiodotus to become a bishop in their sect in exchange for a monthly stipend of 150 denarii. Natalius then reportedly experienced several visions warning him to abandon these heretics. According to an anonymous work entitled The Little Labyrinth... Natalius was whipped a whole ni...
Tags: Sleep, Law, Angels, Rome, Christianity, Pope, Christ, Gauguin, Tanner, Ann Althouse, Religious Garb, Dreaming, Religion Substitutes, Pope Victor, Asclepiodotus Natalius, Asclepiodotus

Van Gogh and Gauguin letter about brothel visit sells for 210,000 euros

Van Gogh and artist Paul Gauguin penned the "exceptional" letter while living together in late 1888.
Tags: News, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Paul Gauguin

Van Gogh and Gauguin letter about brothel visit sells for €210,000

‘Exceptional’ correspondence sent from Arles in 1888 is bought by Van Gogh MuseumA letter written by two of the greatest artists of the 19th century, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, about their visits to French brothels has been bought for the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam for €210,600 (£189,000).The correspondence, previously held in private hands, has been described as “exceptional”. The two painters entwine descriptions of their experiences living together in Arles, in Provence, with claims...
Tags: Art, Europe, France, World news, Culture, Art and design, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Provence, Arles, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Van Gogh Museum, Van Gogh MuseumA

Rare letter detailing Van Gogh and Gauguin's brothel visits sells for $237K at auction

The only known letter to have been jointly written by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin sold for more than 210,000 euros ($237,000) when it went under the hammer in Paris on Tuesday.
Tags: Cnn, Paris, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin

Rare letter detailing Van Gogh and Gauguin's brothel visits could sell for $282K at auction

The only known letter to have been jointly written by Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin is headed to auction in Paris.
Tags: Cnn, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin

Getty Museum pulls sculpture wrongly attributed to Gauguin from display

A sculpture attributed to French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin and bought by the J. Paul Getty Museum was not the artist's work, an investigation has found.
Tags: Cnn, Gauguin, Getty Museum, Paul Gauguin, Paul Getty Museum

Saturday Brunch, November 23, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready for some brunch? A Mexican church claims it has “accidentally” erected the largest baby Jesus statue in the world. “There is a space of between 26 feet between the ceiling and the floor and I ordered a statue measuring 21 feet, but I never intended to make it the biggest baby Jesus statue in the world,” Father Rodriquez  said. Upon its completion, the church began investigating the sizes of other baby Jesus statues around the world and found tha...
Tags: Europe, Utah, England, Hollywood, London, Stephen Colbert, France, Senate, White House, China, Religion, Time, Uncategorized, Tesla, Joe Biden, Julia Roberts

"The person, I can totally abhor and loathe, but the work is the work... Once an artist creates something, it doesn’t belong to the artist anymore: It belongs to the world."

Said Vicente Todolí, who was the director of the Tate Modern when it put on a big Gauguin exhibition in 2010, quoted in "Is It Time Gauguin Got Canceled?/Museums are reassessing the legacy of an artist who had sex with teenage girls and called the Polynesian people he painted 'savages'" (NYT).“I love his paintings, but I find him a little bit strange,” [said Kehinde Wiley, a male African-American painter]. “The ways we see black and brown bodies from the Pacific are shot through his sense of des...
Tags: Art, Law, Pedophilia, New Zealand, Naked, Wiley, Tate Modern, Pacific, Gauguin, Kehinde Wiley, Egon Schiele, Remer, Ann Althouse, Vicente Todolí, Clausen Pedersen, Todolí

Next Up In Cancel Culture: Gauguin?

The artist “repeatedly entered into sexual relations with young girls, ‘marrying’ two of them and fathering children,” reads the wall text. “Gauguin undoubtedly exploited his position as a privileged Westerner to make the most of the sexual freedoms available to him.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Visual, Gauguin, 11.18.19

Is It Time Gauguin Got Canceled?

Museums are reassessing the legacy of an artist who had sex with teenage girls and called the Polynesian people he painted “savages.”
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Wiley, Gauguin, PAUL, National Gallery of Canada, Women and Girls, National Gallery (London, Kehinde

Is It Better to Be a Specialist or a Generalist?

Becoming successful is easy. You simply have to pick up a golf club fresh out of the womb and, before you know it, you’ll have won 15 major championships. Or learn how to play chess starting at the age of four, paving your way to grandmaster rankings. That’s how Tiger Woods and the Polgar sisters were able to reach success—by getting a head start on the rest of the world, specializing and honing their abilities until they reached mastery. But is that the only route to success? Not according to...
Tags: Parenting, New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Gauguin, Manet, Epstein, Polgar, David Epstein


[For some time, I’ve wanted to feature more comics artists from non-English speaking countries — particularly Belgian and French comics (bandes-dessinées) — but I’ve been put off by the challenges of providing links to images and information across language barriers. With this article, I’m going to try a method of providing both original language and Google Translate links to relevant sites and pages.] Li-An (Jean-Michel Meyer) is a French comics artist perhaps best known for his work on The T...
Tags: Google, Art, Comics, Illustration, Google Translate, Gauguin, Tahiti, Andr, Guy de Maupassant, Jack Vance, Franquin, Jean Giraud Moebius, Li An, Li An Jean Michel Meyer, Jean David Morvan Li An, Boule de Suif Translate

Painting, drawing, sculpting...

Once more I was back at the rue de la Grande Chaumière . I have already posted about it e.g. here and here. I had an excellent lunch at a very reasonable price at the restaurant “Wajda”, which has been here since the 1930’s. (I very seldom – never – recommend a restaurant, but in this case I feel that I must – also for the nice welcome feeling). The address is the same as the famous art school, “Académie Colarossi” , which was here between the 1870’s and the 1930’s. Among the students ...
Tags: Travel, France, Wikipedia, Paris, Gauguin, Camille, Jeanne, Modigliani, Camille Claudel, Amadeo, Paris 6, Rue de la Grande Chaumière, Rue Notre Dame des Champs, Jeanne Hébuterne, Amadeo Modigliani, PeterParis

Cité Fleurie

« La Cité Fleurie » - the name indicates of course that you should find a lot of flowers. Well, then mid-January is perhaps not the best time for a “flower-visit”, but I was anyhow so happy to manage to get into this little haven, in the middle of the 13th arrondissement, normally closed for “strangers” - but sometimes you are lucky. There are 29 small pavilions here, all artist studios … and only artists are admitted. The buildings are from the 1880’s and the building materi...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Google Earth, Rodin, Gauguin, Pompidou, Giacometti, Modigliani, Paris 13, PeterParis, Cité Fleurie, César Domela Henri Laurens Henri Cadiou, Jean Limet Picasso

Cité Fleurie

« La Cité Fleurie » - the name indicates of course that you should find a lot of flowers. Well, then mid-January is perhaps not the best time for a “flower-visit”, but I was anyhow so happy to manage to get into this little haven, in the middle of the 13th arrondissement, normally closed for “strangers” - but sometimes you are lucky. There are 29 small pavilions here, all artist studios … and only artists are admitted. The buildings are from the 1880’s and the building materi...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Google Earth, Rodin, Picasso, Gauguin, Pompidou, Giacometti, Modigliani, Paris 13, PeterParis, Cité Fleurie, César Domela Henri Laurens Henri Cadiou

Rose Parade 2019: For the Norton Simon Museum, it’s the ultimate photo bomb

By Monica Rodriguez Every New Year’s Day, colorful floats, bands and equestrian units make their way along a portion of Orange Grove Boulevard before turning east onto Colorado Boulevard. A short distance after making the turn, parade participants move past television cameras stationed along the south side of Colorado broadcasting images of the entries against the backdrop of the Norton Simon Museum located directly across the street to millions of viewers around the world. In 1975, not long aft...
Tags: Colorado, India, Sport, Museum, Things To Do, Soccer, Andy Warhol, Rembrandt, West Coast, Pasadena, Dresden, Alberto Giacometti, Southern California, Gauguin, Helen, Travis Scott

Come Sail With Us: Uniworld, Lyon to Avignon

Come Sail With Us: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection | Rhône River, Avignon to Lyon  – April 21, 2019 Note: click image for large view A journey of exquisite pleasures Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin on this exquisite journey through southern France; the same beautiful countryside and culture that inspired the masters will now inspire you. Cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers, enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine and discovering its many treasures—...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, France, US, Blog, Unesco, Egypt, Lyon, Catherine, Avignon, Carol, Arles, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Travelers

Illuminating Gauguin’s ‘Decisive Experience’ in Martinique

An exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam explores the artist’s time on the Caribbean island with Charles Laval, a friend and fellow painter.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Amsterdam, Caribbean, Martinique, Gauguin, PAUL, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Netherlands, Charles Laval

The Saturday City: Stockholm

Updated: 9/1/2018 | September 1st, 2018 Most of the people who know me know that I love Sweden. It’s filled with beautiful landscapes, lakes, mountains, fjords, buildings, and of course people. If the country didn’t have such a harsh winter, I’d move to the capital city of Stockholm. It’s one of the most beautiful Old World cities I’ve ever been to. The people are nice, the city is easily walkable, it’s clean, it’s hip, and it has a great nightlife. I think what makes Stockholm so charming is t...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Sweden, Paris, Abba, Stockholm, Oslo, Hostelworld, Old Town, Gauguin, Hill, Royal Palace, Skansen, Grona Lund, Anders Zorn

Vincent Cassel Has Just 20 Minutes to Spare

The French movie star speed-talks his way through a conversation about sex, Gallic masculinity and the artist Gauguin. And sex.
Tags: News, Vincent, Gauguin, Cassel, Vincent Cassel, Actors and Actresses, Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (Movie

Trailer Round-Up: ‘Supercon’, ‘Dog Days’, ‘Pick of the Litter’, ‘The Children Act,’ and More

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but a borderline-excessive amount of trailers were released over the past couple of weeks. In fact, there have been so many that we had to create this article simply to contain them all. So keep reading to catch up with the latest trailers for films like Supercon, Dog Days, Pick of the Litter, Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, and The Children Act. Plus, I might even throw a TV trailer in the mix for good measure. (Spoiler alert: I will.) Supercon We’ll start ...
Tags: Movies, John Malkovich, Emma Thompson, Movie Trailers, Stanley Tucci, Dunkirk, Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Don, Collette, Vincent Van Gogh, Ben Chaplin, Vanessa Hudgens, Tahiti, Jehovah, Bobcat Goldthwait

New Poster and Trailer Debut For Gauguin Biopic

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New poster and trailer debut for Gauguin biopic Considered one of the most influential artists in history, Paul Gauguin is also one not oft-told in cinematic history, with only three prior biopics being released and now Vincent Cassel will take on the role of Gauguin in the upcoming Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, which has just released its first trailer and poster, both of which can be viewed below! He was an innovator of modern art during his life, known for experimenting wi...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, France, Argentina, Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Cohen, Vincent Van Gogh, Tahiti, Paul Gauguin, ComingSoon, Movie News, Vincent Cassel, Sarah Kaminsky, Tehura, Bruno Levy

New US Trailer for 'Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti' Starring Vincent Cassel

"I feel alive again." Cohen Media Group has released an official US trailer for the film Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti, originally known as just Gauguin in its released in Europe last year. The film is finally hitting limited US theaters this summer. Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti stars Vincent Cassel as famous French artist Paul Gauguin, a painter who decided to leave behind his wife and child and civilized life to travel out to Tahiti in 1891. The film is about his decision to go to Tahiti and his ...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Trailer, US, Cohen Media Group, Gauguin, Indies, Tahiti, Paul Gauguin, Cassel, To Watch, Vincent Cassel, Samuel Jouy, Tehura, Tuheï Adams

"The romantic image of a genius who is at best self-absorbed and at worst plainly monstrous in private life is familiar from countless biographies of painters (writers, composers, directors)."

"The annals of art are littered with abandoned women, neglected offspring, heartbreaks and betrayals. Yet Gauguin, after deserting his family, went on to paint his celebrated landscapes of Tahiti, and Picasso — who fathered four children by three women, juggled mistresses and wives, and helped drive two of them to suicide — forever changed the face of modern art. Morality and immortality, it must be acknowledged, do not necessarily go hand in hand. In fact, the opposite often seems to be true: T...
Tags: Art, Law, Geniuses, Picasso, Gauguin, Tahiti, Paul Johnson, Ann Althouse

UK: UK Losing Counsel Series: ACLBDD Holdings Ltd And Others v Staechelin And Others - Withers LLP

We welcome James McCreath of Wilberforce who will talk through this attempt by trustees to argue that right to a commission on a $210,000,000 sale of a Gauguin painting to the Emir of Qatar had either never accrued,
Tags: UK, News, Qatar, Gauguin, Staechelin, ACLBDD Holdings Ltd, James McCreath of Wilberforce