This film from the National Gallery of Art Paul Gauguin (1848–1903) moved away from Impressionism to create a new art driven less by observation and more by imagination. His gifts as an artist were matched by his talent for creating myths about places, cultures, and most of all, himself.
The former stock broker invented personal mythologies, including Gauguin the Savage, Gauguin the Fallen Angel, and Gauguin the Wanderer.
In his search for paradise, he traveled to ever more remote lands, such as Brittany, Martinique, and Tahiti, before dying in the Marquesas Islands.
DVD bonus materials include a gallery of Paul Gauguin works from the film set to music and a short film of folk music from Brittany.
Produced, written, and directed by Carroll Moore. Narrated by Willem Defoe. The voice of Gauguin is provided by Alfred Molina.
DVD. 30 minutes.