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Paul Gauguin’s work was a precursor to abstract art – see how he uses flat planes of sharp color to mold a figure and show its volume. His use of artifact like symbols gleaned from the world that surrounded him adds another dimension to his painting.
If you want to paint and are not yet interested in taking classes, you can paint a copy of a painting by an artist you admire. IHistorically this has been standard practice, used to hone skills. I have painted Gauguin copies and one mural of his work, through this method you will see parts of the painting that are not privy to the casual viewer.
Take a shot at it you might surprise yourself…
Self portrait by Mr. Gauguin,
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
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