Paul Gauguin - Still Life with Profile of Laval 1886

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Paul Gauguin - Still Life with Profile of Laval 1886

Still Life with Profile of Laval 1886
46x38cm oil/canvas
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes

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From Indianapolis Museum of Art:
Gauguin painted this unusual image in Paris in late 1886, after his first visit to Pont-Aven, where he befriended the artist Charles Laval. Laval's profile, abruptly cut on the right, reflects Gauguin's admiration for the off center, cropped compositions of Edgar Degas. The parallel brush strokes and outlined forms of the fruit suggest the influence of Paul C├ęzanne. The tall dark form is a ceramic by Gauguin and typifies his highly original experiments with new media. He was especially fond of this pot, whose current location is unknown.