Unappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and Synthetist style that were distinct from Impressionism. Toward the end of his life, he spent ten years in French Polynesia , and most of his paintings from this time depict people or landscapes from that region. His work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Gauguin's art became popular after his death, partially from the efforts of art dealer Ambroise Vollard , who organized exhibitions of his work late in his career and assisted in organizing two important posthumous exhibitions in Paris. His expression of the inherent meaning of the subjects in his paintings, under the influence of the cloisonnist style , paved the way to Primitivism and the return to the pastoral. He was also an influential proponent of wood engraving and woodcuts as art forms. His birth coincided with revolutionary upheavals throughout Europe that year. He was an officer of the Dragoons. She sailed to Peru in hopes of enlarging her share of the Tristan Moscoso family fortune.
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Famous for portraying sexually emancipated personae with hedonistic lifestyles, she was one of the best known sex symbols of the s and s. Although she withdrew from the entertainment industry in , she remains a major popular culture icon. Born and raised in Paris , Bardot was an aspiring ballerina in her early life. She started her acting career in She achieved international recognition in for her role in the controversial And God Created Woman , and also caught the attention of French intellectuals. She was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir 's essay The Lolita Syndrome , which described her as a "locomotive of women's history" and built upon existentialist themes to declare her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France. For her role in Louis Malle 's film Viva Maria! Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in She had acted in 47 films, performed in several musicals and recorded more than 60 songs.