For the first time in the UK in over 50 years works of Gauguin, the master French Post-Impressionist will be displayed. The Tate Modern last week opened the exhibition featuring both paintings and drawings by Gauguin from around the world.
This much-loved artist from the early 20th Century was extremely well travelled which is shown is his work. His work includes a variety of images from everyday live in a village in Brittany to the carved wooden door panels around his hut in the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. Gauguin sought to escape European civilisation in the South Seas. Inspired by Tahiti's tropical flora, fauna and island life, he immersed himself in its fast-disappearing local culture to invest his art with deeper meaning, ritual and myth.
Open for only a week the exhibition has already received great acclaim.
'Brilliant' - The Guardian
'* * * * *' - The Telegraph
‘the show of the season – in fact of the whole year’ - The Times
Click here for further information on the Gauguin exhibition, running until 16th January 2011. It is advised due to popular demand to book in advance.
This exhibition is a perfect addition to any of our school trips to London, particularly for students with a keen interest in Art. To find out how you can include the Gauguin exhibition in your student trip to London call European Study Tours on 01992 512870 or visit www.euro-study-tours.co.uk