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Gauguin Institut Franco Americain Conference En Anglais In English Rennes

Seeking the Exotic in Polynesia

/► Mercredi 25 octobre – 18h30

What drew these artists and writers to the exotic islands of Polynesia? To explore the colours, light and mystery unique to these enchanting places. Gauguin was the only one to choose to live amongst the local people and he has become the « symbol » of exotic Tahiti. Lafarge idealised the natives.

With many images of the islands as well as works of the artists, to discuss colonial appropriation and stereotyping of native peoples

Caroline Boyle-Turner( PhD, Columbia) is an art historian and  the founder & director of the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art

Talk led in English – Free entrance