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Paul Gauguin | Washerwomen in Arles, 1888 | Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Paul Gauguin | The Washerwomen in Arles | Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

"Washerwomen in Arles" - Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands - was painted in that French town, where Paul Gauguin settled late in 1888 summoned by Vincent van Gogh, who hoped to found a community of artists there.
The work captures the painter’s concern in emphasising expressiveness over and above formalism, which entailed his final break with Impressionism.
This principle, for which Gauguin coined the term Syntheticism, was characterised by non-mimetic representations of nature, the rejection of the third dimension taken from Japanese prints and the separation of colour in broad contrasted planes by means of dark lines.