a French Post-Impressionist, Cezanne was the son of a wealthy banker.
Painted when the artist was 36, Gauguin
had been working as a successful stockbroker before a financial crisis took hold of the French economy and he and his family relocated from Paris to Rouen.
The artist's first impression after the long voyage, "sixty-three days of feverish expectancy," was "nothing very extraordinary; nothing, for instance, that could be compared with the magnificent bay of Rio de Janeiro." A native Parisian, Gauguin
had spent his childhood in South America, where his family had ties to Spanish nobility in Peru.
In a statement Ponant said that, following the acquisition, the two cruise lines plan to keep their management, Diane Moore acting as CEO of Paul Gauguin
Cruises with her team still based in Bellevue, Washington, and Navin Sawhney acting as CEO Americas of Ponant, based in New York.
The extensive use of red and yellow seems to indicate danger, though Gauguin
presents himself as unconcerned.
* Children Wrestling, Paul Gauguin
, Pont-Aven, France, 1888
BOTANY: The bananas depicted by Gauguin
are not the yellow variety some might expect.
It had taken the 35-year-old Dutchman five months to persuade the impoverished, 40-year-old Gauguin
, who had abandoned his wife and five children for his art and joined him in 1888 in what van Gogh hoped was the start of a stimulating new artists' colony.
Leslie Karst's debut mystery, Dying for a Taste: A Sally Solari Mystery, brings a mix of quirky characters, culinary references, and scenic California locales that is as fresh as the organic produce arriving daily at Sally's Aunt Letta's restaurant, Gauguin
On our cover, the young Monsieur Loulou depicted by Paul Gauguin
is unusually sad, as were many of Gauguin
's other portraits of a generation born after the devastating Franco-Prussian War.
As a painter, Paul Gauguin
(1848-1903) was a late starter and a fast learner.