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July 2, 2011

This Warm Weekend

HAVING GROWN SICK OF EUROPE and its snobby civilization, Paul Gaugin fled to the warm and wanton shores of French Polynesia to embrace virgin nature and, well, its virgin inhabitants. It was there that he drew inspiration for his primitivist paintings and carried on with dissipating health and outrageous conduct until he died of morphine overdose in 1903.

Artists are so extreme. Maybe he just needed a weekend?

Paintings by Paul Gaugin,