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Special Interest Day ‘The Cult of the South Pacific – From Cook to Gaugin’

March 7, 2016

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The Cult of the South Pacific – From Cook to Gaugin

Lecturer – Leslie Primo

We will chart the western obsession with the South Pacific through the eyes of Captain Cook and those who came before him, and through the eyes of the artists who accompanied these pioneering voyages into the 19th. and early 20th. centuries. with Gaugin’s images.

Artists such as William Hodges, Benjamin West, John Webber, John Cleverly and Paul Gaugin helped to perpetuate the notion of the exotic and the myth of paradise. These foreign explorations involved Royal Academicians such as Sir Joshua Reynolds, Johann Zoffany and the botanist Joseph Banks.


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March 7, 2016
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New Forest Decorative and Fine Arts Society
02 380 29 29 25


Brockenhurst Village Hall
Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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