Gauguin and the Contemporary Landscape is an exhibition of five paintings exploring the enduring influence and appeal of nature on artists working over a century apart.
At the centre of the exhibition is a rural scene by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) painted in Brittany in 1890. It is shown alongside works by two contemporary artists who have also redefined landscape painting: Peter Doig (b. 1959) and Mamma Andersson (b. 1962). These include a monumental and rarely seen cabin painting considered to be one of Doig’s finest works of the 1990s which is shown in public for the first time in 25 years, and a large-scale composition painted earlier this year by Andersson.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue, which includes a specially commissioned poem by Sir Ben Okri, the Booker Prize- winning poet, novelist, and playwright.