"become a Gauguin, a Rimbaud"

Two globe-trotting artists:

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was a French painter who spent some time living and working in Martinique, Tahiti, and the Marquesas Islands, where the native life influenced the colourful, primitive style of much of his work.

Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) was a French symbolist poet who lived a colourful and varied life. As a young man, he had a relationship with another French symbolist poet, Paul Verlaine, and they lived together for a while in Paris and London. Rimbaud subsequently travelled widely, living and working for certain periods of time in Europe, Cyprus, Aden and Ethiopia.

 

Joyfulness, 1892
Public DomainJoyfulness, 1892 - Credit: Paul Gauguin