Author Archives: Patrick Earle

Gaugin, Nevermore

Nevermore Nevermore was painted two years after Gauguin had returned to Tahiti for the second and last time.  He already had late stage syphillis, was injecting morphine and his leg had been badly smashed up in a fight.  The ‘primitive’ was extremely important to Gauguin who viewed it as a route back to the centre of art.  […]

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Edouard Manet an inspiration

Edouard Manet an inspiration Edouard Manet has always been an inspirational figure in my painting both in subject matter as well as composition and painting style. He was a pivotal figure in breaking down the stranglehold of the traditional Acedemic style of painting to give way to impressionism: Manet was one of the first to […]

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