Paul Gauguin (1843-1903) was a great traveler. He spent much of his childhood in Peru, and as an adult he visited and stayed in many new places, most famously the islands in teh South Pacific where he lived for many years. His travels also took him around France, and included a two-month stay in the town of Arles. In Arles, he lived iwth his friend and fellow painter, Vincent van Gogh (pp. 26-27). The two of them wanted to create a colony where many artist coul dlive and work together. Although they never managed to form such a group, Gauguin and van Gogh shared many ideas and techniques during this brief period together. They were a colony of two!
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