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“Gauguin and the Noa Noa Diary” in Barolo

The exhibition will be opened 21st April and it is focused on 21 woodcuts, realised by Gauguin to describe his first Polynesian period and printed by the painter’s friend Daniel de Monfreid.

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The exhibition is organized by the Municipality of Barolo in collaboration with Diffusione Italia International Group.


The works of art exhibited in Barolo reflect the wild primitive and shamanic world, which inspired and fascinated Gauguin’s art. Along with the woodcuts you will see also two extraordinary sculptures.

The terracotta “ Hina et Tifatou” known also as “Vase aux Quatre Dieux”, of which one a copy is conserved at the Musée d’Orsay, and which has recently been exposed at the MoMa of New York. In Barolo, this sculpture will be flanked by the “Tii à la coquille” or “Idole à la coquille” a ironwood statuette realised in 1896 which is currently conserved at the Musée d’Orsay of Paris too. Moreover, to complete this involving and fine exhibition, which perfectly pairs with the noble wine that gives the name to this beautiful city, pearl of the Langhe,   you will find documents, pictures, books among those there is the first edition of “Noa Noa”, published on “La Revue Blanche” in 1897.

The exhibition is open Monday – Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  until 3rd November

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