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The Writings Of A Savage

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The Writings Of A Savage by Paul Gauguin
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The life of Paul Gauguin (18481903), 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.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 1996
Author
Contributors
Edited by Daniel Gurin Introduction by Wayne Anderson
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Da Capo Press Inc
Pages
344
Dimensions
140x214x21
ISBN-13
9780306807008
Product ID
2717316

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