Martinique Martinique Art
It is an annual artistic event, but everyone still wears their clothes and it is open to everyone, organized by Artincidence. Step in Martinique event aims to invite guests to discover the fusion of Martinique cultures through art and music and to discover in their art, music, gastronomy and culture.
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam offers the opportunity to see the colourful works created by Gauguin and Laval during their stay in Martinique and the French Antilles. These colourful works are an unexpected link to Caribbean art and can serve as an important reminder of the link between the two countries and their cultural and artistic traditions, as well as of a historical and cultural heritage. Gauguin andLaval's journey to Martinique is a lesser-known chapter in the history of French art, linking the country's Caribbean colonies with the world's most famous artists, such as Vincent van Googling and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
In an attempt to mount Gauguin's work of art on the island, island researchers discovered that key paintings from that time were almost untraceable. Eight of Martinique's 17 paintings are easily found in public collections, but two of them are in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the only museum of its kind in Europe. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photographs and drawings from the museum's collection, as well as a collection of paintings inspired by Martinique's memories.
The beautiful work you see above is currently hanging in the Museo de Arte de Ponce de Revere in Puerto Rico. La Case de Leo is also located in the Clement de Martinique residential area and is one of the most famous works of art on the island, according to the museum's website.
It was thought that naked men and women would be found eating fruit on the shore of the warm ocean in Martinique. The women bear the names of artists and writers who travelled to Martiniques, including Gauguin and Laval. This is common in the classical war memorials that adorn the villages of France, and thus also Martinica.
Compared to the sugar plantations, which are largely absent from Martinique's paintings, the Porteuses offered a female subject that would appeal to the public and present the island as an exotic idyll. Gauguin seems to have ignored the real situation of women, and this fact makes many of the artist's paintings problematic. Instead, women become the subject of his paintings, as do the subjects of many other artists.
Gueredrat, who is a performance artist and was born in Martinique, invited the participating performers to do what they wanted, without any thematic direction or much curatorial supervision. Partly because of this experience, I was interested in bringing performance programs to Martiniques that were more open and free, based on the history of artists who lived and worked in America and America, which Martinique, I emphasized, was part of.
Gauguin later wrote about the crucial experience he had in Martinique, and rejected the degeneration of modernity for a new life in the Caribbean. The writer Charles Morice told me in 1890, a year after he left Tahiti: "I had a decisive experience.
In search of escape from "European austerity," Gauguin travelled to Brittany, where he was inspired by the lush tropical lifestyle and luxuriant tropical lifestyle. Brittany was not exotic enough, and Laval stayed on the island for four months before returning to France to receive treatment for malaria. The following April, he set off for Martinique to settle with his friend and fellow artist Jean-Pierre-Henri-Francois-Jacques-Louis-Charles-Philippe-Claude-Joseph-Michel-Antoine and settle in his house in Saint-Etienne. He may have painted the landscape before his friends left, but the four months he spent there - which remains a bit of a mystery, as there is no correspondence between the artist and his French colony - must have had a significant impact on his artistic practice.
During his stay on the island, Gauguin painted numerous works that depicted Martinique as a lush landscape full of native women and tropical fruits. His paintings of Martinica were a precursor to his later work in Tahiti, which presented an idealized vision of a tropical paradise with tropical trees, tropical flowers and lush tropical vegetation.
In fact, the tropical idlers of Gauguin's time in Martinique were the inspiration for many of his later works, such as his paintings of Tahiti and his works on the island of Antigua.
In Martinique, where theatre and dance are more common, performance art is also an emerging art form, especially in the field of art and culture. The best jazz musicians of the country were heard at Jazz la Martiniques, and important international musicians such as Branford Marsalis also performed. Along with the sounds of jazz, there are echoes of Martinique's history, such as the sound of the French Revolution and the music of Jean-Claude Van Damme.