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Gauguin’s Introduction to the British Public

Paul Gauguin was introduced to the British public through a ground-breaking exhibition organized by art critic, Roger Fry. 46 of Gauguin’s works were exhibited, more than any other artist, and one of his works was selected to be on the poster to advertise the exhibition. The First Post-Impressionist Exhibition, Manet and the Post-Impressionists, ran from November 8 – January 15, 1910 and was focused on the works of Van Gogh, Cezanne and Gauguin while also creating a connection between the art of Manet through to the most recent post-impressionist artists in the exhibition, Matisse and Picasso. The works of Impressionists such as Monet and Renoir was still something the art …..

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Gauguin Exhibition: Metamorphoses

There are only a few days left to visit The Museum of Modern Art’s revolutionary exhibition on Paul Gauguin, Gauguin: Metamorphoses. The exhibit showcases 170 of Gauguin’s works including only 11 paintings and focusing on his lesser-known woodcut prints and transfer drawings as well as his ceramics and woodcarvings. Gauguin: Metamorphoses sheds light on a different side of the artist and his techniques.  Included in the exhibition are some of his more elegant drawings, including a piece borrowed from France, Studies of Arms, Legs, and a Head, a study piece of Gauguin’s.  Examples of his African totems can be viewed as well. When you think of Gauguin one often recalls …..

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The Armory Show Celebrates 100th Anniversary

It is the 100th anniversary of the famous 1913 New York Armory Show and the New York Historical Society is celebrating with The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution.  In 1913 Arthur B. Davies and a small group of American artists wanted to introduce the American public to the latest developments in European culture including European avant-garde painting and sculpture so they brought the International Exhibition of Modern Art to New York and presented the works at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue, which earned the exhibition the nickname of The Armory Show. The American public was not ready for what they would see inside the walls of …..

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