Gauguin and Laval in Martinique at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

  • Paul Gauguin, Tropical Vegetation, 1887 oil on canvas, 116 x 89 cm [DW248]
  • Charles Laval, Cavaliers sur la Plage (Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin)
  • Paul Gauguin, Riverside, 1887, oil on canvas, 54 x 65 cm [DW252]

The Van Gogh Museum hosted an exhibition on Paul Gauguin and Charles Laval’s crucial sojourn in Martinique. The WPI has contributed research to the exhibition in the form of an inventory of the drawings and reconstruction of the sketchbooks Gauguin used in Martinique.

The WPI also shared information on Laval’s œuvre, which our research team has been gathering for the past 20 years. Few of Laval works are known, only 30 at the moment, but all are of an exceptional quality and originality. Lastly, the WPI helped the Van Gogh Museum curatorial team with loan requests, provided photographs for the exhibition catalogue, and contributed an essay on Gauguin’s drawings.

Gauguin & Laval in Martinique
October 5, 2018–January 13, 2019
The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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