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Gaugin to Tahiti. Paradise lost – trailer for the docu-film about the artist

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Published on Mar 13, 2019

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Nexo Digital has released the trailer for Gaugin to Tahiti. Paradise lost, a new docu-film project, the Great Art of the Cinema dedicated to the French artist, who, following his instinct and his desire to learn he left everything to follow his inspiration in the primitive and completely reinvent western painting.

From Tahiti to the Marquesas Islands.
And’ the first of April of 1891, when, on board the ship Océanien, Paul Gauguin leaves Marseille direct to Tahiti, in Polynesia. He has forty-three years, and that day marks the beginning of a journey that will take the artist to the antipodes of civilization, in search of the dawn of Time and Man. In the Tropics, Gauguin (1848-1903) will remain almost without interval until his death: twelve years of desperate and feverish search of authenticity, dives deep into the lush nature, feelings, visions and colors the most pure and bright; the definitive goal of Eden is sometimes cruel, that will make him one of the greatest painters ever among those inspired by the Muses Overseas.

Retracing the footsteps of a life that now belongs to myth and a painting in a refined way the primordial, the movie event,directed by Claudio Poli, on the subject of Marco Goldin and Matthew Coin, and boasts an original soundtrack signed by the composer and pianist Remo Anzovino, will guide us in a path between the places that Gauguin chose as his homeland and through the great american museums where are preserved his greatest masterpieces: New York with the Metropolitan Museum, Chicago with the Chicago Art Institute, Washington with the National Gallery of Art, Boston the Museum of Fine Arts. To accompany the viewer, the interventions of international experts: Mary Morton, curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Gloria Groom, a curator at the Art Institute of Chicago, Judy Sund, professor of the New York City University, Belinda Thomson, best expert Gauguin, David Haziot, author of the most up to date and accredited biography of Gauguin.

To give the sense of an impossible escape from their legacy of man's “civilized” contributes to the fact that many of his greatest masterpieces are now preserved in large, fast-paced and hyper-modern metropolis in the us. And it is precisely in the museums of these cities in the u.s., with the glass and steel of the skyscrapers, the crowds, and the traffic of the highways in the background, which the viewer can discover the origin of the painting of Gauguin, in his different periods: the beginnings, the Kingdom, the first period in polynesian, the second and final stay in tahitian. An adventure of colour that begins with the posting by the Impressionists and their brush strokes, fragmented, and passed through the contrasts violent with his friend and colleague Vincent Van Gogh, and arrives in a colour new, anti-naturalistic is linked to the movements of the soul as that of works such as The orana Maria, Nafea faa ipoipo, Aha oe feii? or where we come From? Who are we? Where are we going?.

The story will also be accompanied by the words of Gauguin, with excerpts from autobiographical texts (such as Noa-Noa and Avant et après), from letters to family and friends, and the wife Puts it, to which Paul will write: “a day Will come, and soon, when I rifugerò in the forest on an island in the Ocean to live art, following in peace my inspiration. Surrounded by a new family, away from this europe's fight for the money. In Tahiti, in the silence of tropical nights, I will be able to listen to the gentle pace and soothing of my heart in harmony with the mysterious presences that surround me. Free, no money problems, will I be able to love, sing and die.”

Info about the artist:

Gauguin was born in Paris on 7 June 1848 to journalist Clovis Gauguin and Aline Marie Chazal, whose family lives in Peru. It is here that Paul is brought when it has a period of fourteen months. And it is here that the initiation of tropical a painter that will always remain proud of his blood, in the american south, so as to sustain with firmness a kinship with the Aztecs. After returning to Paris, the initiation to painting and Impressionism, and travel as a student pilot on a merchant ship Luzitano, and in the French Navy, Gauguin feels obliged to look for himself elsewhere, feels the need to find a way out from Impressionism. And, as always, is in the most important moments of his life, a part of. He left Paris and a society that considers conformist, choosing the harshness and wild beauty of the breton coast, a wedge of rock jutting out over the empty Ocean, omen of the flight into the unknown that you will be strong only a few years after. Places are rough, primitive, melancholic and Gauguin goes to purify himself: from the city and from the mode of artistic paris. And sets out in search of the ancestral forms of the new painting. It is right here in Pont-Aven, which Gauguin will paint some of his most famous works, such as the Yellow Christ, in which plays a wooden crucifix inside the chapel of Trémalo or The vision after the sermon, in which mysticism breton is the form in cloisonnisme, with its backgrounds and the net forms, a compact of color.

The film will arrive in Italian cinemas only in the days of 25, 26 and 27 march, followed later by other events such as THE PRADO MUSEUM-THE COURT OF WONDERS (15, 16, 17 April), THE YOUNG PICASSO (6, 7, 8 may) and IN CARAVAGGIO (27, 28, 29 may).

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