French artist, a pioneer of Post-Impressionism who was a master of color compositions.
Gauguin was born in Paris, worked briefly as a sailor, and later went to Brittany where he completed his first major works as a painter. In 1887 he went to Panama and Martinique. Back in Europe he went to Arles in southern France where he worked briefly with Vincent van Gogh.
In 1891 he decided to escape European civilization and he sailed for Tahiti where he found the simple surroundings, and the color he needed for his increasingly vivid, colorful paintings.
Famous for his 28 panel bronze doors of the baptistery, Florence
Ghiberti spent 21 years making the first pair of doors, but he completed many other works during that time, among others the statue 'Saint John' at Or San Michele in Florence, and the statues of 'Saint Matthew' and 'Saint Stephen'.
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