Paul Gauguin - Reclining Tahitian Women 1894

Reclining Tahitian Women 1894
Reclining Tahitian Women
1894 60x98cm oil/canvas
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark

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From Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen:
Gauguin’s stubborn pursuit of the primitive in the face of personal and financial difficulties was not fuelled by an interest in ethnographic matters, but sprang from an artistic vision. A vision that took on its own distinctive form across different cultures, ages and religions, making no concessions to established norms for artistic creativity and use of media. The exhibition explores the journey that led towards Gauguin’s personal, original artistic idiom. This includes the physical travels that took him to Denmark, Brittany, Arles, Martinique and Polynesia, but also the inner voyage where he constantly, his mind fuelled by countless different impressions and sources, invented and reinvented the primitive in imaginary worlds.