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Chaos

“Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of his soul. And when he has made it, it is not given to all to know it. To recognize it you must repeat the adventure of the artist. It is a melody that he sings to you, and to hear it again in your own heart you want knowledge and sensitiveness and imagination.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

Art by Paul Gauguin.

In The Moon and Sixpence, Somerset embodies the life-story of Paul Gauguin.