"Gauguin: Legends from Paradise" in Milan: the first large-scale tour of the famous collection from Copenhagen

While advertising encourages the inhabitants "in Milan - shopping", we are talking about the event, the most attractive for art lovers. The MUDEC Museum presents an amazing exhibition of works by Paul Gauguin, collected from 12 museums and private collections, the core of which is part of the famous collection of the Copenhagen Museum Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. For the first time such a significant part of it left Denmark!

At once, in the spring of 2016, a return visit to Denmark of the “Gauguin. Exposition” is coming. Tales from Paradise ”, which collected about 70 works, and with wonderful“ bonuses ”in the form of works by Cezanne and Van Gogh. So, figure out the chances and opportunities for a visit to Italy or Denmark, while looking around at us, in Arthive.Types of exposure. Photo Inexhibit 2015 For the first time in Italy, guests are “Self-portrait Self-portraits were written not only by portrait painters. Knowledge of the world through the study of his own image is widespread among the masters of the brush of all time. Read more Portrait is a realistic genre depicting an existing person or group of people. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read further with the “Yellow Christ” from the Museum d'Orsay, which is considered very significant in the work of Gauguin: “primitive art” and the artist’s own vision are one, this is his “manifesto”.Self-portrait with "Yellow Christ" by Paul Gaugen1890, 38 × 46 cmThe museum with the loud abbreviation "MUDEC" (The Museo delle Culture di Milano) takes not only an exhibition, but the famous and iconic masterpieces of Paul Gauguin from the collection of the New Carlsberg Glyptothek (Ny Carlsberg) Glyptotek). We are talking primarily about this part of the exhibition, because the Copenhagen Assembly is a well-known phenomenon in the art world. “The most representative collection of works” by Gauguin, “married for a while to a Danish woman” (this is how a dozen years have been described with Matthew-Sophie Gad), has about four dozen excellent works.Woman with flower Paul Gauguin1891, 70 × 46 cmThe New Glyptotek Carlsberg Museum of Art (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek) owns works of Danish and French masters of the XIX-XX centuries, including more than 40 works of Gauguin, as well as paintings by Manet, Monet, Cezanne ...The coastal landscape in MartiniquePole Gaugen1887, 54 × 90 cmIn the name of the museum, it is not by chance that we see the resounding “Karlsberg”, so dear to beer lovers of the whole world. The founder of the brewery, who named him after his son, Karl, and the words “hill” (“berg”), where the plant was built, were Jacob Christian Jacobsen and stood at the origins of the collection, which his son and grandson continued. Son Karl Jacobsen presented Copenhagen and the world of Glypoteka and the famous Little Mermaid statue, but he didn’t like contemporary art. But the grandson of Jacob Jacobsen, the son of Karl, Helge, thought otherwise, and, having become the director of the Glyptothek in 1915, he set up a modern painting hall there. The French Impressionists, and especially Gauguin, works from Helge’s own collection, which he gave to the museum — these “public attraction centers” in the museum remain unchanged to this day. The bright “Vahine no te Tiare” (Woman with a Flower, Woman with a Flower), which is often placed on posters of the current exhibition in Milan, is one of the first paintings that the artist created in Tahiti and sent to France in 1891.“Sunday”, or “Day of the God” (Mahana no atua, Day of the God) picture from the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago). It was written by Gauguin in Paris in 1894 - between his two journeys to Tahiti. The work “on waves of memory and impressions” is also Tahitian motifs, and even Egyptian clichés — Gauguin was fascinated by ancient culture. Art critics will trace the analogies with the painting “Apotheosis of Homer” (1827) of Ingres, but instead of the ancient Greeks in the painting of Gauguin - the Polynesians. And the “Tahitian” name is inscribed by the artist directly on the canvas - an attempt to stop the moment and leave the echo of the culture dying in the urban invasion.God’s Day Paul Gauguin, 1894, 66 × 87 cmK of the word, Gauguin did not see the ancient idols in Tahiti - they were destroyed, converting the people to Christianity. And the images of strange sculptures on the canvases of the artist, as well as his own sculptures “in the Tahitian manner” are collective images. A book with Tahitian legends, a photo of the “lost temple” by Borbodur, and personal observations remembered during a visit to the Marquesas Islands - such was Gauguin’s arsenal for creating mystical sculptures.
At the exhibition they are shown among the paintings of the artist: these works, and indeed the very fact of their existence, are much less known to the general public.Suzanne is sewing. Etude nakedPole Gogen1880, 114.5 × 79.5 cmAlso in the exposition - graphicsMonotype belongs to the group of flat printing techniques. Unlike other prints, which allow you to make a lot of impressions from one form, here you get only one image (hence the "mono" - "one" - in the title). Most often monotypes are used by illustrators of children's books. It is also popular with psychologists (to ascertain the inner state of a person) and teachers (for the development of imagination in children). Read more Collagraphy - a relatively new type of embossed printing. It was invented in the middle of the 20th century and combines environmental friendliness, ease of execution, richness of textures and plastics, and, moreover, it is well combined with other graphic manners (for example, "dry needle"). The printed matrix is ​​a collage (hence the name combining the words "collage" and "graph") and is created by sticking various materials — fabrics, plastic, sand, plants, and so on — to a wooden or cardboard base using various pastes. Read more In the second half of the 15th century, woodcuts began to crowd out an engraving on metal or intalo. The term is derived from the Italian intagliare, meaning "cut, incline, cut through." Unlike woodcuts, where the protruding portions of the matrix are imprinted on paper, here visible traces are left by grooves containing ink. Therefore, metal engraving belongs to the group of intaglio printing techniques. To read further and photographs, and the curators' overall task is to show all the rich “iconography” of Gauguin’s work, tracing the influence and interweaving of different cultures in it at different stages of the master's life.Colors, images, motifs changed - Peruvian, Japanese, Breton (is a good girl in a characteristic outfit and shoes?), Cambodian ... Even a beginner will distinguish between "Tahitian" and "European" palettes! And even connoisseurs are breathtaking from the opportunity to see such a representative gallery of works by Paul Gauguin, - masters outside time and space.Steep road in Osnipol Hohen1883, 76 × 101 cmCoastal landscape in MartiniquePole Gaugen1887, 54 × 90 cmSelf-portrait Paul Gaugen1885, 65.2 × 54.3 cmNot only Gauguin: still life Still life is a picturesque genre focusing on the depiction of the objective world. The name "still life" comes from the French nature morte or Italian natura morta, which translates as "dead nature." In a still life depict inanimate objects, compositionally located in a realistic space. Read more brush Cezanne recognizes unmistakably! Exhibition in Milan will last until February 21, and after a short break, followed in Copenhagen.Exposure type "Paint". Photos - Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek ... Meanwhile, in Copenhagen, they don’t waste their time: do you think, having sent a significant part of their collection to Italy, did the Danes "bare the interiors"? Not at all, although there is some truth in the phrase. The museum hosts an exhibition called "Pictures", which presents masterpieces in an unusual way, without frames!The work of Van Gogh from the museum collection. Thus, the attention of the audience and their impressions are focused only on the works of Manet, Van Gogh, Sisley, Cezanne and other famous representatives of impressionism. Well, we will hurry to Milan: in the reviews of the exhibition of the works of Paul Gauguin, the mystical atmosphere successfully created there is emphasized.