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The Cult of the South Pacific - from Cook to Gauguin

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The Cult of the South Pacific - from Cook to Gauguin

Time: April 23, 2015 from 7pm to 10pm
Location: DESY Hörsaal
Street: Notkestr. 85
City/Town: Hamburg
Website or Map: http://www.bridfas-hamburg.de
Phone: 040 821858
Event Type: art, lecture
Organized By: BRIDFAS Hamburg
Latest Activity: Sep 1, 2014

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This lecture will look at the enduring Western obsession with, and invention of, the so-called ‘exotic’ or ‘noble savage’ starting with the first discovery of the Island of Tahiti in 1767. It will chart the impact, through painted images of the island and their people, of the English and European influence in this part of the world. We will look through the eyes of not only Captain Cook and those who came before him, but also through the eyes of the artists that accompanied these pioneering voyages and on into the 19th and early 20th century with the images of Gauguin. Lecturer: Leslie Primo

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