Get a load of this nonsense: Paul Gauguin paints himself as Jean Valjean. Yeah, we’re talking WOLVERINE’S Jean Valjean.
From the Vincent van Gogh Museum (who, sadly, owns the work):
Gauguin compared this fictional hero, a man rejected by society despite his inner power and love, with the misunderstood artists of his own time, including himself.
This painting was also dedicated to Vincent van Gogh. Emile Bernard’s in the background.
I’m starting to realize why it’s called the miserable.