Gauguin As Printmaker: The Volpini Suite

In Paris 1889, Paul Gauguin executed a suite of 11 zincographs on bright yellow paper, first exhibited at Monsieur Volpini’s Café des Arts. These remarkable prints comprise a visual resumé of his career as an artist. On the occasion of the IMA’s acquisition and exhibition of the Volpini Suite, join Dr. Heather Lemonedes, Curator of Drawings at the Cleveland Museum of Art, for a revealing talk about the connections between the iconography in the Volpini Suite and Gauguin’s work in other media, his artistic process, his choice of materials—and the mysterious identity of the professional printer who executed the prints. Lemonedes is co-curator of the international loan exhibition Paul Gauguin: Paris, 1889, recently presented at the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

This talk is made possible with support from the Myrtie Shumacker Lecture Fund. FREE.

Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN