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Paul Gauguin: The Art of Invention

Saint Louis Art Museum

21 Jul - 15 Sep 2019

Gauguin is best known as a painter, but this exhibition of some 90 works, including woodcarvings, ceramics and prints, offers a more rounded look at the artist’s multifarious practice, extending from his early career in Denmark, Paris and Brittany to his later Tahitian voyages. Around 60 per cent of the pieces on view are on loan from the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen.

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'Modern Thought and Catholicism' (written 1897–98, transcribed in this form 1902), Paul Gauguin

‘Modern Thought and Catholicism’ (written 1897–98, transcribed in this form 1902), Paul Gauguin. Saint Louis Art Museum

Chanteuse (1880), Paul Gauguin.

Chanteuse (1880), Paul Gauguin. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

Portrait-Head of Martinique Woman with Kerchief (1887–88), Paul Gauguin.

Portrait-Head of Martinique Woman with Kerchief (1887–88), Paul Gauguin. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

Reclining Tahitian Women, or The Amusement of the Evil Spirit (Arearea no varua ino) (1894), Paul Gauguin.

Reclining Tahitian Women, or The Amusement of the Evil Spirit (Arearea no varua ino) (1894), Paul Gauguin. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

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