Paul Gauguin, The Red Cow (detail)
Cropped figures, vivid hues, and unnatural light turn a humdrum pastoral scene into an act of aesthetic rebellion.

Paul Gauguin, The Red Cow

Paul Gauguin, Nevermore - detail
Gauguin’s nude is suspended between dreams and reality— just like his imperialistic vision of Tahiti.

Paul Gauguin, Nevermore

Paul Gauguin, Oviri, 1894, Stoneware, 75 x 19 x 27 cm (Musée d’Orsay, Paris)
Gauguin’s ceramic Goddess of Death survives to this day thanks to the negligence of his flaky friend.

Paul Gauguin, Oviri