Title

Paul Gauguin's Decisive Time In Martinique

Presenter Information

Wes Vaught

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Computer Engineering

Research Advisor

Merfeld-Langston, Audra L.

Advisor's Department

Arts, Languages, and Philosophy

Funding Source

Arts, Languages, and Philosophy

Abstract

Paul Gauguin is best known for his post-impressionist works. Some of his greatest achievements in post-impressionism are co-founding the synthetism movement and creating many notable primitivist pieces. But how did he transition from his impressionist roots to the unique style for which he became famous? Gauguin states, "I had a decisive experience in Martinique. It was only there that I felt like my self, and one must look for me in the works I brought back from there[ ... ] if one wants to know who I am." Though he spent a relatively short amount of time in Martinique, and his work from that period is less known than his later work, his stay there was an influential and pivotal experience for him as an artist.

Biography

Wesley Vaught is a senior attending Missouri University of Science and Technology pursuing a B.S. in Computer Engineering and is on track to graduate in May 2019. He is seeking a career in the field of computer hardware engineering. He is involved in multiple projects within the discipline of his major. In addition to these projects he is also working as a part time tutor in the Bums & McDonnell Student Success Center and as a TA for Dr. Erickson's Basic PLCs lab course.

Research Category

Arts and Humanities

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium

Presentation Date

16 Apr 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Paul Gauguin's Decisive Time In Martinique

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Paul Gauguin is best known for his post-impressionist works. Some of his greatest achievements in post-impressionism are co-founding the synthetism movement and creating many notable primitivist pieces. But how did he transition from his impressionist roots to the unique style for which he became famous? Gauguin states, "I had a decisive experience in Martinique. It was only there that I felt like my self, and one must look for me in the works I brought back from there[ ... ] if one wants to know who I am." Though he spent a relatively short amount of time in Martinique, and his work from that period is less known than his later work, his stay there was an influential and pivotal experience for him as an artist.