Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903) is universally celebrated as one of the founding fathers of modern painting. What is far less known, however, is that he left a relatively small but diverse and innovative repertoire of graphic works, most of them woodcuts. Gauguin found in woodcuts the ideal expressive medium for his non-illusionistic style, with its emphasis on the plane. Yet while his paintings chiefly depict the serene and carefree side of life in the South Seas, the woodcuts also reveal the unfathomable, nocturnal and demonic aspect of the tropical paradise.
The exhibition will present almost the entirety of Gauguin's graphic work, with some 60 plates of supreme quality and the utmost rarity.