Monday, November 9, 2015

Observingarts: Gauguin. Tales from Paradise – Museo delle Culture di Milano 28 October 2015

Reclining Tahitian Women   1894

Oil on canvas 60 x 98 cm

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

Organized by 24 ORE Cultura – Gruppo 24 Ore and curated by the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, the exhibition “Gauguin. Tales from Paradise” features approximately 70 works from twelve international museums and private collections, together with artefacts and pictures documenting the places visited by the artist. Next spring the Glyptotek will show a version of the exhibition back in Copenhagen, based on the experiences of this Danish-Italian collaboration. 
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Vahine no te Tiare (Woman with a Flower),1891

Oil on canvas 70.5 x 46.5 cm
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

Paul Gauguin's fascination with “the primitive” represents a recurrent theme in his artistic production. His approach springs from a deep-seated desire to make a break with the conventional rules of the society of his day and the criteria of French Impressionism, in order to attain a higher degree of truth and genuineness in both life and art. Gauguin's personal view of the “primitive” as the primordial power governing the world, as the fundamental essence of human nature, led him to artistically combine a vast range of figurative sources distant in space and time.

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