Gauguin

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Gauguin is an influence of mine for many reasons but recently I have enjoyed the theme of reclining figures. The female nude is a classic subject but the way in which Gauguin tackles the image is very contemporary, there is no glamour to the figure other that the fact it is a painting. The figures are in very ordinary surroundings that have been made beautiful through the use off decoration. I also enjoy the emphasis on pattern and texture and the flatter shapes, against rounder moments creating a pull between the three dimensional body and the flat walls.

 

 

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