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Gauguin in question
ARTinvestment.RU   31 июля 2020

Researcher of the artist's work challenged the attribution of the works of the late period

a Sensational version that at least part of the work of Paul Gauguin later period belongs his arm, and came to light on the order of Ambroise Vollard, who wanted to benefit from the sudden surge of demand for the artist's work, put forward in a recent article The Washington Post samonazvanie art-детектив Fabrice Fourmanoir.

According to the known biographical data, in the last years of his life Paul Gauguin was ill, suffered and died in 1903 at the age of 54 years. In the period of acute illness, he was unable to pursue art: "what he actually wrote in the first months of 1903, — almost a miracle", — says one of the researchers of the works of Gauguin, George Shackelford.

Fourmanoir believes that working "Women and a white horse", "the Spell" from the Boston Museum and at least another 13 works from the museums of Prague, Jerusalem and Zurich, dated to 1903, — fakes made in the last year of life of the artist. In addition to the Dating of works and the difficult conditions for the artist in the last months of his life, Fourmanoir supports his position by the fact that stylistically his works of this period (for example, "Spell") more like a compilation of some of his more famous works (he calls famous work, "Where we came from? Who are we? Where are we going?"), and some other works, for example in the song "Women and a white horse", the landscape is more reminiscent of the types of Tahiti, and not the Marquesas Islands, where Gauguin moved in 1901.

Fabrice Fourmanoir not a professional critic, however, studying works of Gauguin, he engaged most of his life. At the time, the art and the artist captured it so that it is what-то time lived in Tahiti and other Islands, repeating the path of Gauguin, to better feel the atmosphere in his paintings are of places. And if earlier the experts-самоучки art-сообщество was inclined to be skeptical, then, after his research thanks to the Getty Museum was forced to recognize that the sculpture "Head with horns" hand Gauguin does not belong to him began to listen.

Reactions from official representatives of the museums and specialists in the artist's work was not followed, however, it is likely that many of the paintings of the late period will be subjected to additional research.


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