The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Tate Modern Announces First Major Gauguin Exhibition in Fifty Years
Paul Gauguin, "Teha 'amana has Many Parents", 1893. Oil on canvas. Art Institute of Chicago, USA. ©Art Institute of Chicago, USA.
LONDON.- Gauguin (1848-1903) is one of the most influential and celebrated artists of the late nineteenth century. Remarkably, this is the first major exhibition in London to be devoted to his work in over half a century. Opening at Tate Modern on 30 September 2010, "Gauguin: Maker of Myth" will trace the artist’s unique approach to storytelling. Bringing together over 100 works from public and private collections from around the world, the exhibition will take a fresh and compelling look at this master of modern art.

A Post-Impressionist and a pioneer of modernism, Gauguin’s powerful and bold images were seen as radical as he distanced himself from the influence of Impressionism. Gauguin’s life has for generations epitomised the idea of the artist as romantic bohemian, looming as large as his art in the public imagination. This exhibition will challenge commonly held assumptions about the artist and his practice. It will reveal to a twenty-first century audience the complexity and richness of his narrative strategies and explore the myths and fables that were central to his creativity.

"Gauguin: Maker of Myth" will feature many of his iconic works including "Vision of the Sermon", 1888 (National Gallery of Scotland), inspired by Brittany, and "Teha’amana has Many Parents", 1893 (Art Institute of Chicago), painted during his time of self-imposed exile in Tahiti. Gauguin sought to escape European civilisation in the South Seas. Inspired by Tahiti’s tropical flora, fauna and daily island life he also immersed himself in its fast-disappearing Maori culture to invest his art with deeper meaning, ritual and myth. While Tahiti revitalised Gauguin’s artistic oeuvre, the works were a continuation of his earlier practice in Brittany, Martinique and Arles, in which Gauguin first explored ideas around religion, fable, myth and tradition.

A highlight of the exhibition will be a room dedicated to his self portraits such as Self-portrait as "Christ in the Garden of Olives", 1889 (Norton Museum of Art, Florida) and Self-portrait with Manau tu papau", 1893 (Musée d’Orsay, Paris). These works demonstrate Gauguin’s aptitude at role-playing as he adopts different guises of victim, saint, Christ-like martyr and sinner.

"Gauguin: Maker of Myth", reflects the artist’s remarkable breadth of approach by including examples from every period of his practice. Works in a wide range of media from painting and watercolour to ceramics, carvings and decorated objects will be shown alongside rarely-seen illustrated letters, sketchbooks, memoirs and journalism, revealing intimate insights into the artist’s working practices and thought processes.

"Gauguin: Maker of Myth" is curated by Belinda Thomson, an art historian and leading specialist on Gauguin, Christine Riding, Curator, Tate, and Amy Dickson, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern, with Tamar Garb as an external consultant. Gauguin: Maker of Myth is organised in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Washington where the exhibition will travel from 21 February – 30 May 2011.

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was born in Paris and spent his early childhood in Peru. Joining the merchant navy at seventeen he travelled for six years, visiting South America, Scandinavia and other parts of the globe. In 1871 he joined a Paris stock broking firm and in 1873 married a Danish woman, painting in his spare time. In 1883, with five children to support, he resigned from his job, determined to pursue an artistic career. From 1886, separated from his family, Gauguin became increasingly disenchanted with Paris and worked mainly in Brittany, with influential spells in Martinique and Arles. After leaving Europe for Tahiti in 1891, apart from two further years in France, the remainder of his life was spent in the South Seas.

Tate Modern | Paul Gauguin | Belinda Thomson | Christine Riding | Amy Dickson | Tamar Garb |




Today's News

April 1, 2010

Mexican State of Yucatán Buys Archaeological Site of Chichen Itza from Private Landowner

Work by Christian Krohg of Leif Eriksson to Be Offered at Sotheby's

Anish Kapoor to Design Iconic Visitor Attraction for Olympic Park

New Works by New York Artist Jack Pierson at Regen Projects

Japanese Museums Dominates Art Newspaper Exhibition Ranking

Tate Modern Announces First Major Gauguin Exhibition in Fifty Years

Exhibition Explores the Recurring Tension Between Figuration and Abstraction

Pinazo and Watercolour on View at the Valencian Institute of Modern Art

Spring Sale of 19th Century European Art Announced at Sotheby's

Paintings by Norbert Prangenberg at Betty Cuningham Gallery

Museo Esteban Vicente Presents "Esteban Vicente: Drawings 1920-2000"

Erin B. Coe Takes on New Role at The Hyde Collection as Deputy Director

Chess Up Your Interior at Christie's Interiors: Style & Spirit Sale

National Gallery of Canada Foundation Outlines Future Direction

International Slavery Museum Proves to Be Popular

Teotihuacan Lineage at Tikal Studied

MoMA Salutes Creative Capital, Supporter of Risk-Taking, Experimental Artists, with an Exhibition

American Academy of Arts and Letters Announces 2010 Architecture Award Winners

National Postal Museum Launches the Arago Featured Collection: "The Free Franks"

Creative Time Announces 6 Artists to Travel the World to Explore Burning Questions

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach

Related Stories



Tate Modern's Turbine Hall to present electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk The Catalogue 12345678 live

Tate Modern launches a major retrospective of German artist Gerhard Richter's work

Elvira Dyangani Ose appointed Curator of international art with a focus on Africa at Tate Modern

Artist as Activist: United Kingdom's Tate Modern to Show Joan Miro: The Ladder of Escape

"Show of the Year" at Tate Modern is UK's First on French Painter Paul Gauguin in 50 Years

Tate Announces First Major Retrospective of Joan Miró in Fifty Years

Exhibition of Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera Opens at Tate Modern

Tate Modern is 10: Tate Reaches Across the World with Works Acquired

Paul Gauguin from Money Man to Myth Maker, Show Says

"No Soul For Sale - A Festival of Independents" at Tate Modern



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site