Portrait of the Artist with the Idol is an 1893 painting by the leading French artist Paul Gauguin in the Post-Impressionist style. It is located in the McNay Art Museum in Antonio, Texas in the United States.
Analysis of Portrait of the Artist with the Idol
This self-portrait of Paul Gauguin foregrounds his likeness in a pensive mood, his hand to his chin. In the background is a Polynesian idol. Gauguin was known for a return to an intentionally more naïve style of painting that critics as ‘primitivist’ related. This painting was created in 1893 during the end of his first visit to Tahiti.