ART – Paul Gauguin
How could we know that Paul Gauguin, one of the most famous French painters, leader of the Pont Aven’s School and the inspiration of the Nabis, major artist of the XIX century was connected to Peru!
Indeed, the painter, born in 1848, spent his childhood in Lima where his father wanted to make a fortune. But the most incredible come from his mother’s side. His mother, Aline Chazal, daughter of Flora Tristan who is, according to some authors, the granddaughter of Simon Bolivar, important personality of the independent’s fight of South America. His mother come from Spanish squires, and from the legend as well from a Peruvian vice king!
His painting were inspired from his numerous trip around the world and tell us his story, France, Holland, Denmark, Caribbean’s, Polynesia…where he died in 1903.