ARTZILA

This is a huge canvas that is over twelve feet long. From right to left it moves from birth to death with praying and eating in between. Gauguin attempts to answer not one but three eternal questions in one painting. What ambition! He was so convinced that this was his artistic zenith, he tried (unsuccessfully) to kill himself upon its completion. Hey Paul, it’s not that good.

 

April 21, 2014

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