Paul Gauguin paintings fit into the art movements of primitivism and post-expressionism and Gauguin was one of the finest artists in both of these styles. This website includes all of the best Gauguin paintings as well as including detailed information on the life and career of the artist too. French art currently holds great history and Paul Gauguin is one of their most important contributors, making his legacy exceptionally strong. You can also find Gauguin paintings here.
The achievements of Gauguin were considerable by the end of his career and many notable painters who followed are known to have been influenced by Gauguin's style, notably Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque. It was unusual at the time for a western artist to achieve so much with a style that was influenced by ethnic ideas, namely from the painter's experiences in Tahiti where he lived for many years.
Paul Gauguin Paintings
Paul Gauguin paintings were not the only medium in which he excelled. There were also exceptional examples of sculpture, ceramics and engravings at different times in his career which lasted up until his death in 1903 at the age of 54. Paris-born Gauguin had grown to love the island of Tahiti and chose to spend most of his time there having already built an impressive reputation within Europe for his unusual primitivist style.
It is easy to enjoy Gauguin's paintings in the modern era as most are spread evenly around North America and Europe so art fans here can get to see his original works in any major galleries and museums that are close to them. Major exhibitions are also common and collect up these together to provide a better, fuller understanding of his career as a whole. Most recently, a major exhibition for Gauguin was held in London.
Tahitian Landscape painting by Paul Gauguin
Tahitian Landscape above is another of the best known works from Paul Gauguin. The links beside it take you through to Art.com where you can buy your own reproduction copies of it as a framed giclee art print, poster or stretched canvas. Tahitian landscape uses the typical palette of colour used by Gauguin in most of his works based on this island, with plenty of bright greens, yellows and oranges.
Over the past two centuries European artists have been particularly inspired and curious about ethnic artistic styles which they may only see on rare occasions, not being able to visit the source of each themselves. Gauguin showed that these styles can break into the western mainstream art world with his own primitivist paintings and fellow post-impressionist Vincent van Gogh also achieved great success with a series of paintings inspired by Japanese art which are now well respected elements of his career.
Suburban Street painting by Paul Gauguin
Suburban Street is a rare choice for Gauguin and certainly differs strongly from his normal Tahiti-based paintings. Surburban Street features a charming scene of French life that many will find enjoyment from and offers perhaps an insight into the earlier career of Gauguin when he was very much a traditional French provincial painter, far removed from the more exotic styles which were later to make their way into his style.
Gauguin enjoyed his time in French Polynesia and consistently challenged the ruling colonial powers in defence of local natives who he held a great affection for. It was then that Gauguin regularly produced nude portraits of the island's women and he would also include large amounts of symbolism within most of these paintings. In return for his kindness, many French polynesians took to Gauguin and learnt to differentiate him from their western ruling powers.
Les Parau Parau painting by Paul Gauguin
Les Parau Parau is another impressive styled work from Gauguin, see that above. Many of Gauguin's works carry both his original French title and are also refered to with the English translation now thanks to this language's prominence within the media. We tend to use English names within this website as that is what most people will use online.
Several French artists have been highly prized by several Russian collectors who have understood their qualities earlier than most other critics, enabling them to purchase large numbers of paintings of key painters at exceptionally discounted prices. FOr this reason you will find large numbers of Paul Gauguin paintins at the Pushkin Museum and the Hermitage. It is now extremely rare to see one of his paintings come up for sale, with huge amounts being offered whenever they do.
Fatata Te Miti painting by Paul Gauguin
Fatata Te Miti
Life's Questions painting by Paul Gauguin
Seashore Martinique Island painting by Paul Gauguin
Seashore Martinique Island
Siesta painting by Paul Gauguin
Two Tahitian Women painting by Paul Gauguin
Two Tahitian Women
Arearea painting by Paul Gauguin
Please see below for a summarised list of the best Gauguin paintings that are featured throughout this website.
Landscape at Pont Aven painting by Paul Gauguin
Chemin a Papeete painting by Paul Gauguin
Matamoe painting by Paul Gauguin
Nafea Faaipoipo painting by Paul Gauguin
Road in Rouen painting by Paul Gauguin
Two Tahitian Women on the Beach painting by Paul Gauguin
Women of Tahiti painting by Paul Gauguin
Ta Matete painting by Paul Gauguin
Dominican Landscape painting by Paul Gauguin
White Horse painting by Paul Gauguin
Le Paysage de Bretagne painting by Paul Gauguin
Apatarao painting by Paul Gauguin
Women Bathing painting by Paul Gauguin
Riders painting by Paul Gauguin
Landscape with Peacocks painting by Paul Gauguin
Te Fare Hymenee painting by Paul Gauguin
Girl with Fan painting by Paul Gauguin
Two Sisters painting by Paul Gauguin
Three Tahitians painting by Paul Gauguin
Still Life with Sunflowers painting by Paul Gauguin
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