Gauguin's South Seas

One hundred years ago Paul Gauguin set sail for Tahiti with the dream of discovering a primitive paradise untroubled by the adverse effects of civilization. Gauguin's South Seas tells the turbulent story of his ten years there and his later period in the Marquesas Islands, while a superb selection of colour reproductions of well-known and less familiar works brilliantly conveys his idyllic view of the exotic landscapes he cherished and the...

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Gauguin

Gauguin was a financially successful stockbroker and self-taught amateur artist when he began collecting works by the impressionists in the 1870s. Inspired by their example, he took up the study of painting under Camille Pissarro. Pissarro and Edgar Degas arranged for him to show his early painting efforts in the fourth impressionist exhibition in 1879 (as well as the annual impressionist exhibitions held through 1882). In 1882, after a stock...

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Oviri Ecrits D'un Sauvage

We follow Paul Gauguin on his discovery of life and beauty, and above all art. The book is both an essay on art itself, a tale of legends and myths, and a biography of the painter. I like his tough mind, really rude and bold. Gauguin is such a paradox for me because he succeeds in combining the intelligence and cleverness of modern civilization (like the spirit of Paris in the 19th century) and the beauty and strength of civilizations like...

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Gauguin's Intimate Journals

Gauguin was a financially successful stockbroker and self-taught amateur artist when he began collecting works by the impressionists in the 1870s. Inspired by their example, he took up the study of painting under Camille Pissarro. Pissarro and Edgar Degas arranged for him to show his early painting efforts in the fourth impressionist exhibition in 1879 (as well as the annual impressionist exhibitions held through 1882). In 1882, after a stock...

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Paul Gauguin

Gauguin was a financially successful stockbroker and self-taught amateur artist when he began collecting works by the impressionists in the 1870s. Inspired by their example, he took up the study of painting under Camille Pissarro. Pissarro and Edgar Degas arranged for him to show his early painting efforts in the fourth impressionist exhibition in 1879 (as well as the annual impressionist exhibitions held through 1882). In 1882, after a stock...

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Paul Gauguin, Tahiti

Gauguin was a financially successful stockbroker and self-taught amateur artist when he began collecting works by the impressionists in the 1870s. Inspired by their example, he took up the study of painting under Camille Pissarro. Pissarro and Edgar Degas arranged for him to show his early painting efforts in the fourth impressionist exhibition in 1879 (as well as the annual impressionist exhibitions held through 1882). In 1882, after a stock...

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Intimate Journals

I admit it. I got a bit impatient with this. The man may have had artistic genius, but his writing is all over the place. (But then he repeatedly tells us "This is not a book" so it's my own darn fault for placing expectations of coherency on it.)I did like when he spoke about some of my favorite artists- Degas, Monet-- there was a great story about Manet from the days before Gauguin had left stockbroking for art. Manet praised one of...

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Noa Noa

"However depressed I may be I am not in the habit of giving up a project without having tried everything, even the 'impossible', to gain my end." "The blue line of the sea was frequently broken by the green of the wave-crests falling on the breakwater of coral.""All the joys -- animal and human -- of a free life are mine. I have escaped everything that is artificial, conventional, customary. I am entering into the truth, into...

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Paul Gauguin

Informativ und handlich, kompetent und leicht verständlich - das ist die Reihe 'Berühmte Maler auf einen Blick'. Drei große Themenbereiche gliedern die Bücher: Leben und Werk des Künstlers, die Hauptwerke und Wissenswertes über die gesellschaftlichen und kulturellen Hintergründe der Zeit - alle Informationen übersichtlich präsentiert. Jede Doppelseite ist in sich abgeschlossen und bietet zum...

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Noa Noa

Gauguin was a financially successful stockbroker and self-taught amateur artist when he began collecting works by the impressionists in the 1870s. Inspired by their example, he took up the study of painting under Camille Pissarro. Pissarro and Edgar Degas arranged for him to show his early painting efforts in the fourth impressionist exhibition in 1879 (as well as the annual impressionist exhibitions held through 1882). In 1882, after a stock...

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