Gauguin, Gormley, Schjerfbeck


Three exhibitions in as many hours is uplifting and very tiring, thrilling and inspiring. If you don’t live near these exhibitions you have to suck it up, exhaust yourself and wallow in the pleasure of it all. You can rest when you get home.

Gauguin and Schjerfbeck offer colours to reflect their surroundings, age and mood and interesting compositions. I was moved by Gauguin’s portraits (sin) of omission, and Schjerfbeck’s slowly aging self portrait series. Antony Gormley thrills with space and tension, through time. Plus drawings, drawings drawings – even the sculpture draws.

  • Helene Schjerfbeck, RA until 27th October
  • Antony Gormley, RA until 3rd December
  • Gauguin Portraits, National Gallery, until 26th January, 2020

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