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Paul Gauguin, ‘Idole à la coquille’, Il Ponte
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Paul Gauguin

Idole à la coquille

Bronze sculpture
14 1/5 in
36 cm
Edition of 6
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Signed "PGO" at the top and the foundry mark "C. Valsuani Cire Perdue" behind

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Paul Gauguin
French, 1848–1903
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A pioneer of the Symbolist art movement in France, Paul Gauguin is renowned for his “savage” art depicting sumptuous Tahitian women, nude bathers and haystacks in the Breton landscape, and decorative door panels around his hut on the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. Although Gauguin began his artistic career with the Impressionists in Paris, during the 1880s he sought to escape from Western civilization—first moving to Brittany and Arles in France, where he met Van Gogh, and then to French Polynesia—in search of a paradise were he could create pure, “primitive” art. “There is no such thing as exaggeration in art,” wrote Gauguin in 1885. “And I even believe that there is salvation only in extremes.”

Paul Gauguin, ‘Idole à la coquille’, Il Ponte
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About the work
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Il Ponte

Signed "PGO" at the top and the foundry mark "C. Valsuani Cire Perdue" behind
Conceived in wood toa in March 1893 and cast in bronze posthumously executed in an edition of 6
h cm 36

Medium
Sculpture
Paul Gauguin
French, 1848–1903
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A pioneer of the Symbolist art movement in France, Paul Gauguin is renowned for his “savage” art depicting sumptuous Tahitian women, nude bathers and haystacks in the Breton landscape, and decorative door panels around his hut on the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. Although Gauguin began his artistic career with the Impressionists in Paris, during the 1880s he sought to escape from Western civilization—first moving to Brittany and Arles in France, where he met Van Gogh, and then to French Polynesia—in search of a paradise were he could create pure, “primitive” art. “There is no such thing as exaggeration in art,” wrote Gauguin in 1885. “And I even believe that there is salvation only in extremes.”

Paul Gauguin

Idole à la coquille

Bronze sculpture
14 1/5 in
36 cm
Edition of 6
Bidding closed
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