Posted: July 6, 2015 Filed under: Art, Fashion, Photography | Tags: Arthur Elgort, fashion photography, fashion shoot, Gauguin, Harper's Bazaar, Liya Kebede, Naomi Campbell, Noa Noa, Paul Gauguin, Peter Lingbergh, South Pacific, Tahiti, vogue
Two fashion shoots with the exotic taste of Gauguin
“All her traits combined in a Raphaelesque harmony by the meeting of curves. Her mouth had been modeled by a sculptor who knew how to put into a single mobile line a mingling of all joy and all suffering.
I worked in haste and passionately, for I knew that the consent had not yet been definitely gained. I trembled to read certain things in these large eyes–fear and the desire for the unknown, the melancholy of bitter experience which lies at the root of all pleasure, the involuntary and sovereign feeling of being mistress of herself. Such creatures seem to submit to us when they give themselves to us; yet it is only to themselves”
Extract from Noa Noa by Paul Gauguin
1. Peter Lindbergh shoots Naomi Cambell for Harper’s Bazaar, 1992
2. Arthur Elgort shoots Liya Kebede for Vogue
Posted: June 14, 2015 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 19th century, 2008, a day of no gods, alex prager, bird of paradise, colours, day of the gods, drinking, french polynesia, Gauguin, girls, party, Paul Gauguin, rituals, smoking, sunday, Tahiti
Susie and Friends. Alex Prager. 2008
Reclining Tahitian Women. Paul Gauguin. 1894
The Day of the Gods. Paul Gauguin. 1894
Posted: December 5, 2014 Filed under: Art | Tags: 19th century, auti te pape, Gauguin, Noa Noa, Paul Gauguin, printmaking, Tahiti, women at the river, woodcut
Auti te Pape (Women at the River) from Noa Noa (Fragrant Scent) Series. Paul Gauguin. 1893-94. Woodcut.
Posted: April 18, 2014 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 1892, 19th century, Arearea, colours, dog, expressionism, French, Gauguin, joyousness, Paul Gauguin, red dog, Tahiti, tree, warm, women
Arearea (Joyousness). Paul Gauguin. 1892.
Posted: February 19, 2014 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 1889, 19th century, flowers, French, Gauguin, Japanese, modern art, nature morte, oil on canvas, Paul Gauguin, post-impressionist, still life, Symbolist, Tahiti, vase, woodcut
Nature Morte à L’estampe Japonaise. Paul Gauguin. 1889.
Posted: November 27, 2013 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: 1890, 19th century, Brittany, fox, France, Gauguin, Juliette Huet, loss of virginity, nature, Paul Gauguin, sexual awakening, virginity
La Perte de Pucelage (The Loss of Virginity). Paul Gauguin. 1890-91.
The Loss of Virginity relates a young girl’s sexual awakening to the natural landscape. Gauguin referred to the fox – a recurrent motif in his work – as the ‘Indian symbol of perversity’, though Breton folklore also identifies it with sexual power. The crowd of figures in the background may be a wedding party coming to meet the deflowered girl. Although painted in Paris at a time when Gauguin was closely involved with Symbolist writers and critics, the landscape is recognisable from other works that he made in Brittany. The model was Juliette Huet, a seamstress. She was two months pregnant at the time, and gave birth to their daughter Germaine while Gauguin was in Tahiti.
Text from Tate
Posted: October 28, 2013 Filed under: Art, Painting/Drawing | Tags: bananas, food, Gauguin, meal, painting, Paul Gauguin, post-impressionist, still life, Tahiti
The Meal. Paul Gauguin. 1891.