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.
Gauguin: Maker of Myth traces the artist’s unique approach to storytelling.
Bringing together over 100 works from public and private collections from around the world, the exhibition takes 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 challenges commonly held assumptions about the artist and his practice. It reveals 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.