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The Yellow Christ, 1889

Oil on canvas
36 1/5 × 28 7/10 in
92 × 73 cm
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Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Toronto
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Collection Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; General Purchase Funds, 1946

Collection Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; General Purchase Funds, 1946

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© Albright-Knox Art Gallery/Art Resource, NY/Tom Loonan
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.”

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About the work
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Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Toronto
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Collection Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; General Purchase Funds, 1946

Collection Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York; General Purchase Funds, 1946

Medium
Painting
Image rights
© Albright-Knox Art Gallery/Art Resource, NY/Tom Loonan
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.”

The Yellow Christ, 1889

Oil on canvas
36 1/5 × 28 7/10 in
92 × 73 cm
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