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Paul Gauguin

Gauguin, c. 1891
Born Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin
(1848-06-07)7 June 1848
Paris, France
Died 8 May 1903(1903-05-08) (aged 54)
Atuona, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia
Known for Painting, sculpture, ceramics, engraving
Movement Post-Impressionism, Primitivism

Many excellent cooks are spoilt by going into the arts.
Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin
In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.
Paul Gauguin
Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!
Paul Gauguin
Civilization is what makes you sick.
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite.
Paul Gauguin
Concentrate your strengths against your competitor's relative weaknesses.
Paul Gauguin
The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.
Paul Gauguin
I shut my eyes in order to see.
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.
Paul Gauguin
We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.
Paul Gauguin
Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite.
Paul Gauguin
Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?
Paul Gauguin
Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.