Five months! This is the duration of stay of the painter Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) in Martinique, the island he had already visited as a sailor. Indeed, Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin arrived in Martinique in June 1887 and will stay there five months.
The painter, left with his painter friend Charles Laval work on the construction of the Panama Canal, decided to join Martinique as soon as it would meet the necessary sum.
During these five months, Gauguin moved to the Anse Turin Carbet. He painted twelve paintings and have a natural daughter.
Gauguin lived in precarious conditions which will force him to return to France in October 1887.
However, his Martinican experience will remain as a turning point in his life as an artist and his painting.
Paul Gauguin Museum pays tribute to the painter, his work especially during his stay in Martinique.
Closed for four years for renovations, the museum reopens in April 2014 under the name Centre d'Interprétation du Patrimoine (C.I.P.) Paul Gauguin. In a modernized set, with a fun and interactive media space, the Paul Gauguin Interpretive Centre will offer the public a diving all the sense in the world of the painter and his stay in Carbet in 1887.
A new space for temporary exhibitions to promote young artists (including school) Martinique and Caribbean. Numerous exhibitions and projects are planned every year.
Do not hesitate to contact the museum for more information.