Van Gogh and Gauguin's journey

12 November 2011 - 15 April 2012 | Genova / Palazzo Ducale

curated by Marco Goldin

"Van Gogh and Gauguin's journey" is an exhibition intended to make time. Without a doubt. If only for the breathtaking sequence of masterpieces. "Van Gogh and Gauguin's journey" is an exhibition intended to make time. Without a doubt. If only for the breathtaking sequence of works by Monet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Diebenkorn, Parks, Friedrich, Nicolas de Staël, Rothko, Kandinsky, Morandi.
The journey that Goldin proposes to Palazzo Ducale is the ideal center, as well as actually will stand at the center of the exhibition, the work questions the symbol of a life as an artist, that "Where we come from? Who are we? Where are we going? "Gauguin wanted him as his testament in 1897, having decided to escape from what now seemed unbearable, using arsenic, according to a suicide attempt that later failed. This work, majestic and sublime, four feet long by one and a half in height, in Italy there has never been seen, and in Europe once, in Paris a decade ago. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, who has elected its symbol and where it is kept, is a true exception, concedendola only the fourth time in a century. Loan truly epochal.