Gauguin and Laval in Martinique
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Showing until: 13 January 2019
The Van Gogh Museum presents Gauguin & Laval in Martinique, the first ever exhibition devoted to a crucial, but up until now neglected period, in the artistic career of Paul Gauguin: the four months that he spent in Martinique in 1887, together with Charles Laval. The colourful, innovative artworks that the two friends created on the island proved to have a huge impact on their artistic development and future careers. Gauguin & Laval in Martinique unites a large number of the paintings, drawings and sketches that the two French artists created on the Caribbean island for the first time. Many of the loans are part of private collections and are otherwise rarely exhibited or published, if ever at all.
Paul Gauguin, Martinican Women, 1887, Pencil, black chalk and pastel on paper, private collection