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The Resource Gauguin : letters from Brittany and the South Seas : the search for paradise, selected and introduced by Bernard Denvir

Gauguin : letters from Brittany and the South Seas : the search for paradise, selected and introduced by Bernard Denvir

Label
Gauguin : letters from Brittany and the South Seas : the search for paradise
Title
Gauguin
Title remainder
letters from Brittany and the South Seas : the search for paradise
Statement of responsibility
selected and introduced by Bernard Denvir
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "I am leaving to Tahiti where I shall hope to end my days. My art...I regard as no more than a tender shoot, though one that I hope to develop into a wild and primitive growth.... The European Gauguin has ceased to exist and nobody will ever see any of his works here again."
  • With these words, Paul Gauguin set off on a voyage that would not only irrevocably change his own life and work, but also the entire course of modern art. This volume combines for the first time the artist's public expressions of his world - his paintings - with his private correspondence - to his estranged wife, his agent, and his illustrious contemporaries such as Strindberg and van Gogh. Gauguin vividly describes his creative movements as well as the details of his daily life, most poignantly his consuming worries about health and finances
  • The book is illustrated throughout with many of Gauguin's most ambitious and beautiful canvases. Watercolors and pencil sketches illuminate the early stages of these major works, and illustrated journal pages and rare vintage photographs reveal the people and places he knew. An invaluable insight into Gauguin's life, this volume is equally important for its determined look at the transgressive spirit of those artists who challenge the conventions of their time to create an art of the future
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1848-1903
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gauguin, Paul
Dewey number
  • 759.4
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ND553.G27
LC item number
A3 1992a
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1917-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Denvir, Bernard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gauguin, Paul
  • Gauguin, Paul
  • Painters
  • Brittany (France)
  • Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Label
Gauguin : letters from Brittany and the South Seas : the search for paradise, selected and introduced by Bernard Denvir
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: The Search for Paradise -- Introduction: A Quest for Innocence -- Ch. 1. Early Life, 1848-1885 -- Ch. 2. Brittany and Martinique, 1886-1890 -- Ch. 3. The Fragrant Land, 1891-1892 -- Ch. 4. Interlude, 1893-1895 -- Ch. 5. 'Where Have We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?', 1896-1900 -- Ch. 6. The Last Chance, 1901-1903 -- Gauguin: A Biographical Chronology -- Friends and Acquaintances: A Biographical Index
Control code
ocm25628747
Dimensions
20 x 26 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9780517588697
Lccn
92008541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)25628747
Label
Gauguin : letters from Brittany and the South Seas : the search for paradise, selected and introduced by Bernard Denvir
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: The Search for Paradise -- Introduction: A Quest for Innocence -- Ch. 1. Early Life, 1848-1885 -- Ch. 2. Brittany and Martinique, 1886-1890 -- Ch. 3. The Fragrant Land, 1891-1892 -- Ch. 4. Interlude, 1893-1895 -- Ch. 5. 'Where Have We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?', 1896-1900 -- Ch. 6. The Last Chance, 1901-1903 -- Gauguin: A Biographical Chronology -- Friends and Acquaintances: A Biographical Index
Control code
ocm25628747
Dimensions
20 x 26 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9780517588697
Lccn
92008541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)25628747

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