Between October 2019 and January 2020, the National Gallery will hold an exhibition of Paul Gauguin’s portraits. The exhibition will explore how in the later years of his life Gauguin moved from Impressionism towards Symbolism. Comprising approximately fifty works, the exhibition includes paintings, works on paper, and three-dimensional objects in a variety of media that will come from public and private collections worldwide.

It also brings together multiple works of the same sitter, giving the visitor the prospect of seeing how Gauguin interpreted a model in different media over time.

Eveline Eaton, the ever enthusiastic and well-known Art Society lecturer will introduce attendees to this French painter, print maker and sculptor who sought to achieve a primitive expression of spiritual and emotional states in his work.

Will she enable attendees to decide -

Whether he is a Post-impressionist, a Synthetist, or a Symbolist?

About his relationship with Van Gogh and why he went to Polynesia?

Whether he had an influence on the avant-garde developments of the early 20th Century?

Talks starts at 11.00am Coffee served from 10.30am

Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club

Preston, PR4 0AP


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