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Gauguin: A Dangerous Life

1 x 60 HD
Broadcaster:  BBC

Paul Gauguin is one of the world’s most popular – and controversial – artists. Instantly recognisable, his paintings are in galleries across the globe and have been adored for their colourful beauty, the most famous celebrating serenely exotic women and landscapes of the Pacific Islands at a time when few could travel there. But he also led a life that was shocking, then and now.


In recent years Gauguin’s life and his works have come under intense and often angry reassessment. With the rise of feminist, colonial and indigenous studies, this is the first film about the artist to view him afresh and ask the essential and fundamental questions about Gauguin’s role in perpetuating the prejudices and myths which have until now ruled much of our lives.


'A vivid account of a colourful life'     Sunday Times


'A lyrical documentary done in vivid colours'     The Times


'An insightful documentary portrait'      The Telegraph


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