The Tahiti Journal of Paul Gauguin New edition
By (author) Paul Gauguin
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Noa Noa by Paul Gauguin
Book DescriptionA journal of the two years Gauguin spent in Tahiti, this work presents keen observations of the island and its people, and the artists' passionate struggle to achieve the inner harmony he expressed so profoundly on canvas. Gauguin's prose is as seductive as his paintings, filled with descriptions of warm seas, hidden lagoons, lush green forests, and beautiful Maori women. 24 black-and-white illustrations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780486248592
(214mm x 136mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 25-Nov-1985
Country of Publication: United States
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The complete catalogue of Gauguin's work during one of the most prolific periods of his life, 1873-1888, from his youthful beginnings to his establishment as a mature and innovative painter. Divided into two volumes, the catalogue follows chronologically the development of his work. Each painting is reproduced in colour with commentary.
US Kirkus Review » Gauguin may have been guilty of buying into the myth of the "noble savage," but his Romantic quest seems almost contemporary today. In his own post-Rousseau, premulticultural time, however, his Tahitian escapade was viewed less sanguinely. On his return to France, unable to find a publisher, Gauguin himself published his diary, Noa Noa, minus the accompanying woodblock illustrations. Now the journal and art are reunited in this verbal and visual ode to Tahiti. The black-and-white woodblock prints present a spare contrast to the usual wash of colors in Gauguin's paintings, but they retain the pacific sensuality that permeates his work. The color here comes from the sketches Gauguin made in the margins of his diary, and from the writing itself: "Silence? I am learning to know the silence of a Tahitian night.... The rays of the moon play through the bamboo reeds.... Between me and the sky there was nothing except the high frail roof of pandanus leaves, where the lizards have their nests." (Kirkus Reviews)
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