Friday, January 24, 2020
PAUL GAUGUIN FROM THE NATIONAL GALLERY
January 24 6PM
January 25 6:30 talk by John Curuby, International known Artist & Lecturer
7pm screening of “PAUL GAUGUIN FROM THE NATIONAL GALLERY”
8:30 PM live Q & A with John Curuby
This landmark cinema release opens with a brand-new 60-minute documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin narrated by actor Dominic West. This will be followed by a 30-minute private view filmed exclusively for cinemas of the ‘original and brilliant’ (★★★★★ Telegraph) National Gallery exhibition ‘The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits’, filmed just before it opened in London on 7 October.
Filmed on location in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands and the UK, the documentary will explore Gauguin’s extraordinary – and often problematic – artistic achievement, with commentary from his descendants, contemporary artists and world experts. The film examines Gauguin’s legacy not only through the lens of art history, but also those of gender and post-colonial politics, reassessing the artist’s treatment of young indigenous women and his role in 19th century French colonialism.