Gauguin the alchemist

Famed for his paintings on the Marquises islands, former stockbroker and father-of-five,

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) is now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest painters and a father of modern art, with Munch and Cézanne.

He advised artists not to “copy nature too closely. Art is an abstraction; as you dream amid nature, extrapolate art from it and concentrate on what you create as a result. The only way to rise towards God is by doing as our divine Master does, create.”

Featuring his masterworks, the show traces his surprising career and wide choice of media – painting, drawing, engraving, sculpture and ceramics.

Closed Tuesday. 10 am to 8pm, 10pm Wednesday.
Until January 29, 2018. 


Gauguin Grand Palais

3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Paris
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By La Rédacction. Photo : National Gallery of Art, Washington. - Published the

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