The Writings Of A Savage: WRITINGS OF A SAVAGE by Paul GauguinThe Writings Of A Savage: WRITINGS OF A SAVAGE by Paul Gauguin

The Writings Of A Savage: WRITINGS OF A SAVAGE

byPaul GauguinEditorDaniel GuerinTranslated byEleanor Levieux

Paperback | March 22, 1996

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The 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.
Paul Gauguin, together with Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cezanne, was one of the great masters of postimpressionism. His life story, prototypical of the artist-rebel, was the subject of films and novels, such as The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham. Born in Paris, Gauguin spent his youth with his mother's family in Peru and went t...
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Title:The Writings Of A Savage: WRITINGS OF A SAVAGEFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:March 22, 1996Publisher:Da Capo Press

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ISBN - 10:0306807009

ISBN - 13:9780306807008

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