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Gauguin's Te Rerioa: Dreamscapes at the Getty (Works-in-Dialogue)

Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Date: 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Museum Lecture Hall and Museum galleries
Course Fee: $20. Open to 120 participants.

This afternoon course combines a lecture with gallery tours focusing on Paul Gauguin's Te Rerioa, currently on loan from the Coutauld Institute of Art in London, and other 19th-century works that explore the inner life of the mind and soul.

Te Rerioa ("The Dream") depicts two Tahitian women and a small child resting in an interior decorated with Maori sculpture and relief painting. In a lecture by Mary Morton, associate curator of paintings, J. Paul Getty Museum, you will explore this painting and learn about the wider trend in 1890s European painting away from the naturalism and empiricism of the Impressionist movement and toward images with origins more explicitly in the imaginative or spiritual realm of human experience.

You will also explore other relevant works from the Museum's collection in the gallery tours following the lecture.

About Mary Morton
Mary Morton is a specialist in 19th-century French painting. A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Morton was a curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, before joining the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2004. She has contributed to numerous exhibitions and publications on 19th-century European art, including the recent exhibition Courbet and the Modern Landscape.

About Works-in-Dialogue
The Works-in-Dialogue series explores temporary loans that enliven the "dialogue" between paintings in the Museum's permanent collection.

Te Rerioa / Gauguin

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