Quote of the Day

By: Rebecca Melton, Spring Editor & Reporter

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was a French post-impressionist artist. He was one of France’s first major artists to be schooled in impressionism, but eventually broke away from it and helped pioneer a new art movement called Symbolism. Gauguin is well-known to this day with his bold color choices and innovative uses of color theory. As an artist, Gauguin didn’t like European art much. He was more so drawn to the so-called “primitive” art styles of Africa and Asia. Gauguin would grow to love outside cultures and would eventually move to French Polynesia, effectively abandoning his wife and four children.