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"May the day come-and perhaps soon-when I can flee to the woods on a South Sea island, and live there in ecstasy, in peace and for art."

~ Gauguin to his wife, Mette, February 1890


awe inspiring!

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lisa durkin - 8.15.2012 - 2:24 PM
I enjoyed the special exhibit a lot and learned a lot from it too. I have background in art history and came to Philadelphia from out of state to see museum collection and this special exhibit at the same time.

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Karen - 8.15.2012 - 12:27 PM
the curator had a weird raspy voice i think he might be dead you should check on him

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Anonymous - 8.14.2012 - 3:33 PM
Good PAINTINGs I like it

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Anonymous - 8.14.2012 - 3:32 PM
I came to the exhibit with my 5 grandchildren who each had a favorite painting. The small doses of art at the Phiila Art museum that I was able to expose them to may inspire them one day to be artists or art collectors

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Kit - 8.14.2012 - 2:45 PM
i thought the pointilisim was very interesting. it was very......spontanious. i dont really like art and i didnt want to come but im glad i did

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courtney - 8.14.2012 - 2:41 PM
it was wonderful and cool.

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Anniebannie - 8.14.2012 - 1:51 PM
would have liked to have more classical music from the period to listen to while walking thru the gallery. Enjoyed the piece that was provided by Debussy but would have liked to hear more.

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Linda too - 8.14.2012 - 1:44 PM
boring

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Dylmatiic - 8.14.2012 - 1:44 PM
A wonderful discovery of Arcadia. Thanks for bring us on the journey together.

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Linda - 8.14.2012 - 1:42 PM
this was so cool today learning about these pictures.

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Abbycadabby - 8.14.2012 - 1:40 PM
Enjoyed the exhibition and learned a lot about the period and theme. But the title is misleading, to the point of being a bit of a bait and switch. Disappointed there were so few Gauguin's, in particuluar. Also surprised and disappointed there was no discussion of musical depictions of Arcadia (but I didn't listen to audio - maybe music was discussed there?).

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Dave - 8.14.2012 - 1:15 PM
greatissimo exhibition with incredible large paintings !!!!even in paris i did'nt see such ...brqvo de Paris...vive les USA

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franck tedeschi - 8.14.2012 - 12:53 PM
The artwork was really quite stunning. however, in regards to a 'guided' audio tour, I found it to be quite crowded. The audio jumps around the room and not every piece is given a more in depth explanation as there were only 16 tracks, some with extra that would leave on lookers in front of a painting for upwards of a few minutes. perhaps, allowing less people in at a time with more entrance times would allow for a smoother flow, and a better guided tour.

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Anonymous - 8.14.2012 - 12:52 PM
I think it was a really good and different idea, i think this is a really important way of painting, sort of forgotten but that has been around since the greeks and a lot of very important painters had have phases through it

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javi - 8.14.2012 - 12:40 PM
We are visiting from France and we liked this exhibition a lot, several paintings that we had never seen, especially the ones from Gauguin and Delaunay

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MATHILDE - 8.14.2012 - 12:38 PM
I found this exhibit very slight--not many artworks and certainly very few by the "headlined" artists. Not impressive or even necessary---more like an excuse for an exhibit. Were I not a member and had I paid for this particular exhibit, I'd feel robbed.

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Lynne - 8.14.2012 - 12:01 PM
Enjoyed the exhibition. Appreciated the Arcadia theme, but was expecting more from the three artists. My mistake. However, a very enjoyable afternoon. I agree with Jennifer, the music would have been great continued longer. It helped put you in a world of you and the art. Now, that is Arcadia!

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ratindo - 8.13.2012 - 11:00 AM
the exhitit was.......odd alot of pictures of people the had no clothes on weird!!!!!!!

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jMcinroy - 8.12.2012 - 3:46 PM
Usually i don't enjoy artwork, but when i finished looking at this I actually wanted to go back in and look at it all again

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Jonathan - 8.12.2012 - 3:42 PM

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