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Paul Gauguin: The Breakthrough into Modernity Opens at the Van Gogh Museum

AMSTERDAM.- From 19 February to 6 June 2010 Paul Gauguin: The breakthrough into modernity will be on view in the Van Gogh Museum. This exhibition is the first to devote attention to the Volpini suite: a series of prints that Gauguin (1848-1903) exhibited in monsieur Volpini’s Café des Arts during the Paris Exposition of 1889. The 11 zincographs offer a fascinating overview of the key themes in the artist’s work: from the exotic landscapes of Martinique to scenes of Brittany and Arles. The exhibition will also show works by Gauguin and his friends closely linked to the Volpini suite. Altogether there will be some 60 works of art (paintings, works on paper, sculptures and ceramics) on view, including key pieces such as Be mysterious (Musée d’Orsay), Breton girls dancing (National Gallery of Art, Washington), Self-portrait (Pushkin Museum, Moscow) and Is there news (Gemälde galerie Neue Meister, Dresden). The recent acquisitio