Gauguin’s Paradise Lost | University of Oxford

Gauguin’s Paradise Lost

Alastair Wright, Fellow of St John’s College
11:00 - 12:00
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2PH
Lectures and seminars
£4/£3
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Like many Western visitors to Tahiti in the later 19th century, Gauguin bemoaned the destruction of the island’s culture by French colonialism. Examine the roots of this melancholy view of paradise lost and explore how it is reflected in Gauguin’s painting, sculpture, and print-making.