Artists

French Artist Paul Gauguin

Influential artist Paul Gauguin was born on June 7, 1848 in Paris, France. Not appreciated until long after his death, Gauguin was eventually recognized for using color in an experimental way that differed from the Impressionism of his time. He is known as a post-Impressionist artist.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Paul Gauguin's "The Red Cow" is a post-Impressionist painting that carefully features complementary colors. 01:18

  2. The trees in the middle-ground of Paul Gauguin's painting "The Red Cow" are cyprus trees. 03:10

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