Arts Documentary hosted by Samuel West, published by BBC broadcasted as part of BBC The Private Life of a Masterpiece series in 2006 – English narration
Private Life of a Masterpiece is a BBC award-winning arts documentary series that tells the stories behind great works of art reaching from the Renaissance to modern art.
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3) God’s Child
This film tells the story of Gauguin and his painting “God’s Child,” a reinterpretation of the nativity scene in which he used his 14-year-old, pregnant Tahitian mistress as his model. Scholars and critics celebrate Paul Gauguin’s “Te Tamari No Atua,” better known as “God’s Child,” painted in Tahiti in 1896. The Impressionist artist’s unorthodox painting defied traditional representations of the Christmas Nativity. God’s Child explores the most unusual feature of the painting which is the way that it presents Mary. Traditionally, decorum prevented Mary from being depicted as if she had really gone through the painful experience of labour, but Gauguin’s Mary is clearly worn out from the process of giving birth. It was also extremely daring to show Mary partially naked in a Nativity scene.
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Published on: Sep 24, 2016 @ 13:28