Painter Paul Gauguin Plays the Harmonium with No Pants or Shoes (Circa 1895)

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What do we have here? Painter Paul Gau­guin play­ing a har­mo­ni­um at the Paris stu­dio of Alphonse Mucha, a Czech Art Nou­veau painter, in or around 1895. How this came about — how Gau­guin decid­ed to strip off his pants and shoes and start play­ing that pump organ — we’ll prob­a­bly nev­er know. But we’re cer­tain­ly glad that this light moment was saved for pos­ter­i­ty.

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