Gauguin’s Paradise Lost | University of Oxford

Gauguin’s Paradise Lost

Speaker
Alastair Wright, Fellow of St John’s College
Event date
Event time
11:00 - 12:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
OX1 2PH
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
£4/£3
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

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.