Paul Gaugin – Genius or Madman?

6 Feb 2018
8:00 pm
Drinks from 7pm. One-hour lecture at 8pm.
Duke Street Church

Drinks from 7pm. One-hour lecture at 8pm.

Based on the ideas of Impressionism, Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) pushed the style from appearance to experience and from an art of the eye to an art of the mind. In order to achieve his new Post-Impressionism, Gauguin left the over-refinement of Western civilization behind for the more ‘primitive’ environments of the South Seas where he evolved a non-naturalistic, enigmatic vision of the world with a strong emphasis on colour, a powerful impact on Matisse. Which aspect of his teacher’s prediction is true then: “This boy will be either a genius or a madman”?

Lecturer's Profile
Eveline Eaton, BA Hons Courtauld Institute; Diploma:Study Centre for the History of Fine & Decorative Arts. Freelance lecturer in Fine Arts and tour guide to Berlin, Dresden and Munich. Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dresden Trust.

Presented by The Arts Society Richmond

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