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Gauguin at the Cleveland Museum of Art
The exhibition curated in Cleveland throws new light on the artist's creative process.
by WKSU's VIVIAN GOODMAN


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Paul Gauguin (French, 1848–1903). In the Waves (Dans les vagues), 1889. Oil on fabric; 92.5 x 72.4 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Powell Jones 1978.63. © The Cleveland Museum of Art
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It's an art show about an art show. The Cleveland Museum of Art's Gauguin exhibition uses a set of prints in the museum's permanent collection to shed new light on the radical, rebellious, and tormented artist. Paul Gauguin showed the prints in his own counter-exhibition on the grounds of the 1889 Paris World's Fair. For the show opening this weekend in Cleveland and later in Amsterdam, they are combined with a hundred other works by Gauguin, borrowed from all over the world.
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