At the Tate Modern in London, an exhibition on view through January 16, 2011, displays about 200 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures that prove the importance of Paul Gauguin as a pioneering modernist.
Laura Cumming of The Guardian writes, "There is a painting in this momentous exhibition that stops you dead. It shows a large chunk of ham on a salver. An ordinary enough subject, except that a fierce orange wallpaper is blazing behind it, sending out sparks, and a glass of black liquid is skulking beside it. And reflected in that chilly surface is the beginning of a row of pale shallots issuing across the canvas like mysterious speech bubbles...Gauguin's The Ham feels practically on fire."