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Gauguin - A Dangerous Life (2019)

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I am indeed a savage. And civilised people sense it. My works surprise and disturb them because they see in them the savage that I can't repress. That's what makes my work inimitable.' Actor Dominic West reads Paul Gauguin's self-revelatory words in a new biography that recognises Gauguin's artistic achievement while also confronting his problematic relationships with young indigenous women in the Pacific. Gauguin's vivid artworks sell for millions. He was an inspired and committed multi-media artist who worked with the impressionists and had a tempestuous relationship with Vincent van Gogh. But he was also a competitive and rapacious man who left his wife to bring up five children and used his colonial privilege to travel to Polynesia, where in his 40s he took 'wives' between 13 and 15 years old, creating images of them and their world that promoted a fantasy paradise of an unspoilt Eden in the Pacific. Later, he chall

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It was a lyrical documentary done in vivid colours, rather like [Paul] Gauguin's paintings, but recounting a little too briefly his brief, fraught flat-share with Vincent van Gogh.

December 2, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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