The Yellow Christ is a painting by Paul Gauguin depicting the crucifixion. The bold outlines and flatness of the forms in this painting are typical of cloisonnism. Together with The Green Christ, it is also considered to be one of the key works of Symbolism.
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was a French post-impressionist painter and sculptor. Representative works are “where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? Yellow Christ, wanderings, festival of worship, etc.
Paul gauguin was born in Paris, France. Gauguin began painting in 1873 and became a professional painter in 1883. He attended four consecutive impressionist exhibitions. Gauguin left Paris in 1886 to paint in the town of pontawang in Brittany. The following year gauguin crossed the Atlantic to martinie in the west Indies. The tropical scenery of the island inspired his art, which was further simplified in form and color to convey pure feelings and spiritual content. After 1890, gauguin grew tired of civilization and retreated into the wild, and the Pacific island of Tahiti became his home. In 1897, gauguin, sick and poor, attempted suicide. He left Tahiti for the marquesas islands in 1901 and died two years later.