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The Art of JAMA
October 6, 2015

Landscape With PoplarsPaul Gauguin

JAMA. 2015;314(13):1322-1323. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.12007

The graceful islanders and palm trees of his South Pacific paintings may come to mind with mention of Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), and the bold red, blue, and other bright expanses of color hint of a conceptual insurrection in art that would contribute to the age of modernism. But there was a lesser known Gauguin who early on painted finely nuanced scenes of French countryside, also a salute to nature, but worlds away from a simpler, more elemental artistic style of conveying life in the tropics characteristic of his later work.

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