May 12, 2022





“I shut my eyes in order to see.” - Paul Gauguin

“Art is either revolution or plagiarism” - Paul Gauguin

“Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.” - Paul Gauguin

“We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.” - Paul Gauguin

“...solitude is not to be recommended to everyone, for you have to be strong in order to bear it and act alone.” - Paul Gauguin

“Color which, like music, is a matter of vibrations, reaches what is most general and therefore most indefinable in nature: its inner power.” - Paul Gauguin

“It is so small a thing, the life of a man, and yet there is time to do great things, fragments of a common task.” - Paul Gauguin

“How do you see this tree? Is it green?
...Don't be afraid to paint it as green as possible.” - Paul Gauguin

“Thanks to our cinctures and corsets we have succeeded in making an artificial being out of woman. She is an anomaly, and Nature herself, obedient to the laws of heredity, aids us in complicating and enervating her. We carefully keep her in a state of nervous weakness and muscular inferiority, and in guarding her from fatigue, we take away from her possibilities of development. Thus modeled on a bizarre ideal of slenderness to which, strangely enough, we continue to adhere, our women have nothing in common with us, and this, perhaps, may not be without grave moral and social disadvantages.” - Paul Gauguin

“All the joys animal and human of a free life are mine. I have escaped everything that is artificial, conventional, customary. I am entering into the truth, into nature.” - Paul Gauguin,