The Writings of a Savage
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Writings of a Savage by Paul Gauguin
Book DescriptionThe life of Paul Gauguin (1848--1903), who abandoned his wife, five children, and a successful career as a stockbroker to paint in poverty in exotic Tahiti, is one of the legendary tales of the art world. Today he is recognized as a highly influential founding father of modern art, who emphasized the use of flat planes and bright, nonnaturalistic color in conjunction with symbolic or primitive subjects. Familiarity with Gauguin the writer is essential for a complete understanding of the artist. The Writings of a Savage collects the very best of his letters, articles, books, and journals, many of which are unavailable elsewhere. In brilliantly lucid discussions of life and art Gauguin paints a triumphant self-portrait of a volcanic artist and the tormented man within.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306807008
(210mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Paul Gauguin
Noa-Noa, Paperback (October 2010)
One of the great classics of modern art: Gauguin's own account of his time in Tahiti, in its original version
Gauguin : A Savage in the Making, Hardback (May 2002)
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.
Gauguin's Intimate Journals, Paperback (January 1997)
Revealing documents, reprinted from rare limited edition, illuminate painter's inner life, relationship with van Gogh, evaluations of Degas, Monet, other artists; life in the Marquesas Islands, more. 27 illustrations by Gauguin.
Noa Noa, Paperback (November 1985)» View all books by Paul Gauguin
Impressions from two years in Tahiti. Compelling autobiographical fragment. 24 black-and-white illustrations.
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