Review: Vincent Cassel's soulful portrayal propels vivid 'Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti'

Although the committed Gauguin is so often seen painting, sketching and sculpting, his specific artistic process and output is not as deeply examined as might be expected — or desired. Fortunately, the closing credits are accompanied by vivid shots of some of his key, Polynesia-inspired works: lush, colorful, sensual. Like so many iconic artists, Gauguin, underappreciated in life, became celebrated in death.