Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits

This exhibition runs from Mon, 7th Oct 2019 to Sun, 26th Jan 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

7th Oct 2019  
(10am - 6pm)  <– Today
8th Oct 2019  
(10am - 6pm)
9th Oct 2019  
(10am - 6pm)
10th Oct 2019  
(10am - 6pm)
11th Oct 2019  
(10am - 9pm)
12th Oct 2019  
(10am - 6pm)
13th Oct 2019  
(10am - 6pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Mon, 7th Oct 2019

Cost: £22

The first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin.

Spanning his early years as an artist through to his later years spent in French Polynesia, the exhibition shows how the French artist revolutionised the portrait.

By adding carefully selected attributes or placing the sitter into a suggestive context Gauguin was able to make portraits that expressed meaning beyond their personalities. A group of self portraits, for example, reveals how Gauguin created a range of personifications including his self-image as 'Christ in the Garden of Olives', 1889 (Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach).

Featuring about fifty works, the exhibition includes paintings, works on paper, and three-dimensional objects in a variety of media, from public and private collections worldwide.

It also brings together multiple works of the same sitter from different collections scattered across the world, giving us the opportunity to see how Gauguin interpreted a model in different media over time.

Exhibition organised by the National Gallery and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


The National Gallery,

Trafalgar Square,

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