Elpida Vouitsis

Sally Glass

Pursuing a doctorate in Aesthetics Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, Elpida Vouitsis is doing an internship at the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) from January 6, 2013 through January 6, 2014, under the supervision of Dr. Richard Brettell, Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies and Edith O'Donnell Distinguished Chair at the University of Texas at Dallas and Dr. Heather Mac Donald, The Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the DMA.

  • Project description: In an effort to shed light on Gauguin’s working practices, a deeper investigation of five sets of his Tahitian paintings is being examined, wherein the subject and treatment is repeated with slight variations in each pair. An analysis of Gauguin’s unpublished manuscripts and letters may reveal the chronology of the creation of his repetitions, while his description of the formal treatment of his works may shed further light on his creative process, pointing to the use of transfer techniques and sketches in recreating doubles of his works.