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5870483Gauguin Portraits
DateMonday 7th October 2019 to Sunday 26th January 2020
DescriptionThe first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. Spanning his early years as an artist through to his later years spent in French Polynesia, the exhibition shows how the French artist revolutionised the portrait. By adding carefully selected attributes or placing the sitter into a suggestive context Gauguin was able to make portraits that expressed meaning beyond their personalities. A group of self portraits, for example, reveals how Gauguin created a range of personifications including his self-image as 'Christ in the Garden of Olives', 1889 (Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach). Featuring about fifty works, the exhibition includes paintings, works on paper, and three-dimensional objects in a variety of media, from public and private collections worldwide. It also brings together multiple works of the same sitter from different collections scattered across the world, giving us the opportunity to see how Gauguin interpreted a model in different media over time. Exhibition organised by the National Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.
Time(s)Mon-Thu, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-9pm, closed Dec 24-26, Jan 1, ends Jan 26
LocationNational Gallery
PriceMon-Fri £20-£22, Sat & Sun £22-£24, mems free
Telephone No.020 7747 2885
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National Gallery
AddressTrafalgar Square
Telephone No.020 7747 2885
Opening timesDaily 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-9pm
(Closing commences 5 mins before time stated)

Closed 1 January and 24-26 December.
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