Bonjour, Monsieur Gauguin

Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin - Bonjour, Monsieur Gauguin
The painting was made in the autumn of 1889 during the artist’s stay in Bretagne, specifically in Le Pould. The topic of Gauguin’s painting is associated with Coubert’s painting Bonjour, Monsieur Coubert of 1854 with which Gauguin became acquainted in the Museum Montpellier which he visited along with van Gogh. However, the characters of the two paintings vary: the ceremonial mood of Coubert’s work on the one hand contrasts with the prosaic and civil character and certain irony of Gauguin’s painting on the other. The painting evinces simple lines and radiant colours.
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measurements: height 93 cm
width 74 cm
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material: canvas
technique: oil
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inventory number: O 3553
gallery collection: Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art
licence: Creative Commons License public domain