Gauguin: Maker of Myth (DVD)

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Gauguin: Maker of Myth (DVD)
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Narrated by Willem Dafoe and with Alfred Molina as the voice of Paul Gauguin, this film was made in conjunction with the exhibition Gauguin: Maker of Myth at the National Gallery of Art. Gauguin (1848–1903) abandoned impressionism to create an art driven less by observation than by imagination. His gifts as an artist were matched by a talent for creating myths about places, cultures, and most of all, himself. This film explores his search for an authenticity he felt missing in modern Europe, a search that took him to ever more remote lands: Brittany, Martinique, and Polynesia. Never finding the paradise of his dreams, he recreated it in his paintings, sculpture, drawings, and prints. The film is made possible by the HRH Foundation.

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  • Actors: Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina
  • Directors: Carroll Moore
  • Color
  • NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR Not Rated
  • Studio: Microcinema International
  • DVD Release Date: January 1, 2011
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
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