Connecting the Dots:
The Inspiration for Paul Gauguin’s The Yellow Christ

This past weekend, a Facebook friend of the Albright-Knox, Stephane Le Frapper, took photographs of the Chapelle de Tremalo near Pont-Aven, France, and sent them our way. Albright-Knox visitors may recognize the church’s crucifix as the basis for the Yellow Christ in Paul Gauguin’s painting of the same name.

Gauguin visited the small village of Pont-Aven in the summer of 1886. He became fascinated with the village’s history and painted numerous scenes of peasant life and the countryside, including The Yellow Christ.

Thanks to Stephane Le Frapper for sharing these photos with us!

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