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Gauguin: Maker of Myth at Tate Modern

  • October 03, 2010 22:23

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The Ham, 1889 by Paul Gauguin.The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

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."


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