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Paul Gauguin is considered as one of the fathers of modern painting. What we know less is that he also made a lot of artistic works on woodcuts.

Paul Gauguin

From September 28th 2012 to January 20th 2013, The Zürich Kunsthaus, or Museum for Modern art, will display an exhibition with almost the entirety of Gauguin’s work, with around 60 plates of supreme quality.

While Gauguin’s paintings could express the peaceful and bucolic landscapes and ambiances of tropical countries, the woodcuts were more focusing on the unfathomable, nocturnal and demonic aspect of the tropical paradise.


Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
CH–8001 Zurich

Tel: +41 (0)44 253 84 84
Fax: +41 (0)44 253 84 33

Sat/Sun/Tues 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wed–Fri 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Closed Mondays

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Art is food for thought.


Info sourced at the museum website. All images are copyrighted with no reproduction rights available.