Gauguin from the National Gallery (ARTiculate: Film)

Price: HK$110
Genre: Documentary, Arts
Category: TBC
Director: Patricia Wheatley
Language: In English with Chinese Subtitles

Paul Gauguin, along with Van Gogh and Cézanne, are seen as pivotal figures of post-Impressionism. Gauguin had long been attracted to exotic cultures and later chose to escape civilization and sought inspiration in foreign locales. He saw himself as a “brute” and his creations are full of vitality and energy. His depictions of native subjects were colorful while at the same time showed careful attention to lines and figure proportions. Gauguin went to Tahiti on a spiritual and artistic quest, where he created one of his most famous paintings, “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?” in the process. With this work, he marked a departure from Impressionism and made use of the medium to explore issues about life and art, and his art had a lasting influence on later generations of artists such as Matisse. This film was made in collaboration with The National Gallery in London, which allowed the crew advance access to “Gauguin Portraits”, the first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin that opened in October, 2019. In addition, the production also visited Tahiti, France and the Marquesas Islands to obtain insight on the artist through his works and interviews with his descendants, and offers a comprehensive reevaluation of this “brutish” artist.

Length : 90 minutes

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