Caricature de Paul Gauguin (1889)

Bernard, Émile (1868-1941)

Caricature de Paul Gauguin (Caricature of Paul Gauguin)
Watercolor and black ink on paper, 19.9 x 15.5 cm
Cleveland Museum of ArtCleveland

Émile Bernard worked closely with Paul Gauguin in the village of Pont-Aven during the late 1880s, adopting a new style that emphasized imagination rather than observed reality. This caricatural portrait dates to their most intense period of collaboration, and shows Gauguin as the leader of a new school of painting, seated regally and holding a walking stick that resembles a scepter. (CMA)

See also:

Gauguin, Paul (1848-1903)