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The Credit Suisse Exhibition:

Gauguin Portraits

7 October 2019 – 26 January 2020

Location: Sainsbury Wing

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. 

To coincide with the exhibition, a special event opens in UK cinemas from 15 October.
For audiences nationwide, Gauguin from the National Gallery features a new biopic filmed in Tahiti, the Marquesas, France, and the UK and an exclusive filmed exhibition tour.

Image above: Paul Gauguin, 'The Ancestors of Tehamana or Tehamana Has Many Parents (Merahi metua no Tehamana),' (detail), 1893; The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deering McCormick 1980.613, © The Art Institute of Chicago

Ticket prices

Free for Members

Members can enjoy all exhibitions for free by showing their valid Membership card upon entry.

Members can pre-book a specific time slot, select a ticket and sign in to apply your free discount.

Standard admission

£22 Monday – Friday

£24 Saturday – Sunday

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£20 Monday – Friday

£22 Saturday – Sunday

Please note, only one discount can be applied per ticket.

 

We are currently not taking bookings over the phone. Tickets can be booked online or in the Gallery.

No more than six tickets can be purchased in one transaction online.

Groups of more than six can purchase tickets at the Gallery or email tickets@ng-london.org.uk for more information.

One free carer ticket is available per person with a Disability ticket.

Up to four under-18s can access the exhibition free with an accompanying adult.

 

Students can receive a £2 discount with a valid NUS card.

Jobseekers can receive a £2 discount with proof of eligibility ID.

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