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Gauguin was "wild" but viewed Beauty as Godly

"The birth - Te tamari no atua - The Child of God " (see details) (see related A), 1896 Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

One of the leading paintings by Gauguin - one story is that one of his mistresses who mostly were teenage Polynesian girls (barely over the age of 15 years) gave birth near Christmas time of 1895. Gauguin returned to Paris the next year and is reported to have said "God does not belong to the scientist, nor to the logician; it belongs to the poets, to the realm of dreams; He is the symbol of Beauty, is Beauty itself ..."  Note how Gaugauin painted a halo over the head of his child. 
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