Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), inspired by the world around him, endeavored to transcribe reality through powerful brushwork and bright colors. Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), employing decorative color fields, sought to evince in paintings a world invisible to the eye. Van Gogh, a minister’s son raised in a religious family, and Gauguin, who spent his early childhood in Peru, differed in upbringing, character and expressive style, yet they lived together for two months in Arles, southern France in 1888. Evaluating one another’s work and, at times, arguing heatedly, they found artistic stimulus. This exhibition will trace each artist’s independent development – from their early careers to their cohabitation in Arles and separate paths thereafter – and examine the influences they had upon one another.
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