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Gauguin from the National Gallery

2019, Patricia Wheatley, UK, 90 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 10th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 10th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 11th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jan 12th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jan 13th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jan 14th 7:45pm
  • Wed, Jan 15th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jan 16th 8:00pm
Chicago premiere!

“Doesn’t shy away from the problems this post-impressionist star poses for art lovers today.”—Andrew Pulver, Guardian

This new 60-minute documentary about the life and work of Paul Gauguin narrated by actor Dominic West (The Wire) is followed by a 30-minute private view of the critically acclaimed National Gallery exhibition Gauguin Portraits. Filmed in Tahiti, France, the Marquesas Islands, and the UK, the documentary explores Gauguin’s extraordinary—and often problematic—artistic achievement. It examines his legacy not only through the lens of art history, but also those of gender and post-colonial politics, reassessing the artist’s treatment of young indigenous women and his role in 19th-century French colonialism. Filmed in high definition with stunning close-ups, the private tour of the exhibition is led by co-curator Christopher Riopelle, and includes illuminating commentary by expert contributors including painter/sculptor Maggi Hambling and artist/writer Billy Childish. DCP digital. (Description courtesy of CineLife Entertainment)


Photo credit: Paul Gauguin, Merahi metua no Tehamana (Tehamana Has Many Parents or The Ancestors of Tehamana), 1893, The Art Institute of Chicago

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