Name: Tahitian Women (On the Beach).
Artist: Paul Gauguin
Location: Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
"I am a great artist and I know it. And it is precisely because I am that I have suffered greatly: to follow my life, otherwise I would consider myself an outlaw. This is what I am for many. In the end, what does it matter? What torments me most is not so much the poverty as the continuous obstacles to my art that I cannot do as I feel it, and could do without the poverty that tie my hands. You say that I am wrong in wanting to stay away from the art centres. No, I am right: it is some time now that I know what I am doing and why I am doing it. My artistic centre is in my brain and nowhere else, and I am great because I do not let myself be disturbed by others and because I do what is inside me." Paul Gauguin, Tahiti, March 1892.