Paul Gauguin, “Still Life with Three Puppies,” (1888). Photo credit: Museum of Modern Art It’s the year of the dog and we just can’t get enough puppy love!!! Here is a still life with post-impressionist puppies by Paul Gauguin. The year he painted this painting, he was living in Pont-Aven, Brittany among a group of experimental painters, during which time he encountered Emile Bernard and gradually dropped the Cezannist brushstroke. This resulted in Gauguin’s creation of the famous “Vision of the Sermon” in the same year, in which he adopted a bolder and more inventive use of color, composition, light and shadow, as well as subject matter. Can you see the stylistic similarities between the two paintings?