Monday, 8 November 2010

Gauguin: Maker of Myth



On Saturday, Mr Anusha and I went to the Gauguin exhibition, currently showing at the Tate Modern. Curated by Belinda Thomson (a familiar name from my art history studies - many moons ago!), it divides Gauguin's work into 11 themed rooms. Although I generally prefer chronological exhibitions for solo shows (I like to feel that I'm working out/discovering the themes for myself, and I think it's easier for people who aren't that familiar with an artist's work), there are plenty of Gauguin's showstoppers on display. A surprise highlight for me was a beautifully simple painting of his daughter asleep on a bed.

When we came out of the exhibition, we were greeted with a stunning view across the Thames (hard to do it justice with an iPhone):

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