The exhibition shows approximately 70 works, artifacts and pictures documenting the places
visited by the artist.
Gauguin. Tales from paradise
28th October 2015 – 21st February 2016
Starting from the 28th October the Museo delle Culture di Milano (Museum of Cultures of Milan) will host the exhibition Gauguin. Tales from paradise, organized by 24 ORE Cultura – Gruppo 24 Ore in collaboration with NY Carlsberg Glyptotek, promoted by the Municipality of Milan-Culture and by 24 ORE Cultura. The exhibition is curated by Line Clausen Pedersen, curator of the Department of Modern Art, and by Flemming Friborg, Director of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek of Copenhagen.
Approximately 70 works exhibited, coming from 12 international museums and private collections, together with artifacts and pictures documenting the places visited by the artist, will allow visitors to recognize and analyze the figurative sources of Paul Gauguin’s art, which range from the popular art of the French Brittany, to the Egyptian, Peruvian, Cambodian, Javanese art up to Polynesian art.
It is precisely by confronting some of the artist’s masterpieces with his sources of inspiration that the exhibition aims at demonstrating his particular and original approach to Primitivism.