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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 165 A PICTURE’S WORTH 1000 200 WORDS

When Are You Getting Married?

PAUL GAUGUIN, 1892

 

In 1891, French artist Paul Gauguin left France and lived the remainder of his life in the South Pacific. It was during this time that he created his best-known paintings.

 

When Are You Getting Married? was completed while he was living on the island of Tahiti. During this time, his painting style absorbed the lively Polynesian culture that surrounded him and was influenced by artistic styles of the region—his colors became brighter, his shapes became flatter, and his brushstrokes became rougher.

 

This painting of two Polynesian women touches ...

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