Weather Forecast. Others, myself among them, think otherwise. Much of the power of Paul Gauguin's most famous works derives from our uncomfortable knowledge of the context they were created in. You are on the defensive too much to be effusive. Paul Gauguin:
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In some paintings, one senses another dark truth surfacing, too: Sunday 19 May They have to be seen to be believed — which makes the Tate show all the more exciting. Yes, it was unique, and brilliant in its day, but those boots, sunflowers and cypress trees have become rather old hat. If he was deceiving anyone with his idyllic island pictures, it was most probably himself. With his patches of strong, undiluted colour, it was but a small step to Matisse — and the rest, as they say, is art history. More from The Telegraph.