Paul Gauguin & The Marquesas: Paradise Found?
972 Fifth Ave.
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While the work produced by Gauguin in Tahiti has been extensively catalogued and analyzed over the past century, his last years in Atuona on the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas have received only glancing attention.
Focusing on the painter’s art and writing from this period, Caroline Boyle-Turner and Maia Nuku will discuss Gauguin’s deep engagement with questions of traditional Marquesan beliefs, colonial and church authority and changing definitions of “exotic”.
USING IMAGES, Our speakers will also explore the challenges that the artists faced to intercede, invent, interpret or even ignore these complicated and often conflicting issues as he developed a powerful and poetic body of art.