"Musicians are special. Sounds, harmonies. Nothing else. They live in a world all their own. Painting, too, should be in a class by itself. Music’s sister, it lives on forms and colors." Paul Gauguin, 1893
Personalities from the world of art, music, politics and business have compiled playlists with pieces of music to accompany each of the works on display. Listen to these playlists on #GauguinSounds and compile one yourself.
Keanu Reeves reads from Paul Gauguins book Noa Noa
In addition to his painting, multi-faceted artist Paul Gauguin wrote a number of texts that offer insights into his life and work. Gauguin’s remarkable book Noa Noa is of particular significance in this respect and offers a poetic blend of autobiography and fictional narrative. As a man with Polynesian ancestry, the internationally acclaimed actor Keanu Reeves reads from Gauguin’s book.