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Theater & art

Art Review

At the MFA, looking at Gauguin next to Cezanne

In the 19th century, leading French artists and poets became obsessed with visions of al fresco nudity, abundant supplies of sweet and heady wine, bucolic weather, and freely available consensual sex.

Huh? you respond. I know this dream! It’s hardly confined to French artists in the 19th century!

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