Portrait of the Artist with the Idol: Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin: Portrait of the Artist with the Idol

Portrait of the Artist with the Idol is an 1893 painting in the Post-Impressionist style by the leading French artist Paul Gauguin.

In Portrait of the Artist with the Idol the artist, Frenchman 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 was related by critics as ‘primitivist’. This painting was created in 1893 during the end of his first visit to Tahiti.

Paul Gauguin’s Portrait of the Artist with the Idol is in the McNay Art Museum in Antonio, Texas in the United States.

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