The Museum of Modern Art, NYC will host “Metamorphosis” from March 8-June 8, an exhibition featuring Paul Gauguin’s rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings, and their relationship to his better-known paintings and his sculptures in wood and ceramic. Comprising approximately 150 works, including some 120 works on paper and a critical selection of some 30 related paintings and sculptures, this is the first time any dedicated exhibition will take bring together and take a close look at this work.
Created in several discreet bursts of activity from 1889 until his death in 1903, these remarkable works on paper reflect Gauguin’s experiments with a range of mediums. The unusual processes projected a darkly mysterious and dreamlike vision of life in the South Pacific, where the artist spent most of the final 12 years of his life. Though Gauguin is best known as a pioneer of modernist painting, this lecture will feature lesser-known works by the artist.