I have a special relationship with Paul Gauguin, one that spawned a little under 30 years ago. I've loved his work since I was a 4 year-old looking at one of his prints that hung in our living room (a small fake version of course).
This weekend I visited the National Gallery of Art for the Gauguin: Maker of Myth exhibition. There I was reminded of how much I love his use of color and stories of mysticism in his paintings. It was a delight to see the real thing and learn more about Gauguin's life.