Paul Gauguin is one of the most influential pioneers of modern art, whose most famous paintings were created on the South Sea island of Tahiti between 1891 and 1901. “Paul Gauguin – Why are you angry?” in the Alte Nationalgalerie looks at Gauguin’s works, which were also influenced by western, colonial ideas of exoticism and eroticism, against the background of current discourses and confronts his works with the positions of contemporary artists.
Paul Gauguin (1848, Paris – 1903, Atuona/Hiva Oa) left the art metropolis of Paris, his wife and five children in 1891 to embark on a spiritual and artistic quest to French Polynesia. Here he lived, with one interruption, until his death in 1903. Among other things, one of Gauguin’s …
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Image above: Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Arearea no Varua Ino. The Amusement of the Evil Spirit, 1894 © Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek