I always thought that going to Tahiti had made him paint like that. All those colours. However, the Tate exhibition shows something else, which is that he was a painter of unique and driven vision. It turns out he always had painted a bit like that. My favourite picture in the exhibition was one he did of his daughter asleep, at a point where his life was still eurocentric.
|Girl sleeping, Paul Gauguin|
To quote the Guide Michelin: "worth a visit, but not a detour".