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Gauguin's skirt, Stephen F. Eisenman

Label
Gauguin's skirt
Title
Gauguin's skirt
Statement of responsibility
Stephen F. Eisenman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Gauguin's Skirt is about contemporary Tahitians and a long-dead French painter, sex today and sex in the late nineteenth century, and colonialism new and old. It is concerned with Paul Gauguin's practices as an artist and with the practice of daily life in fin de siecle Polynesia. Written on the boundary between art history and anthropology, Gauguin's Skirt enters the domains of biography and mystery
  • Paul Gauguin travelled to Tahiti in 1891 in search of an exotic paradise. What he found instead was a French colony ostentatiously divided by race, sex and class. At once, the artist began to explore the complexities of his world through the media of drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpting. These works depict ancient and modern Tahitians at labour and leisure and the fecund landscape of Polynesia; they also expose the contradictory perspective of an avant-garde artist exiled both from the modern French metropolis and from the secrets and traditions of the indigenous Maohi culture. Based upon extensive archival and ethnographic research in France and Tahiti, Gauguin's Skirt challenges interpretations of the political and gender content of the notorious artist's pictures. It compares European and Polynesian sexualities and spiritualities, and argues that many of Gauguin's most famous pictures are far more knowing than had previously been supposed
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CLO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisenman, Stephen
Dewey number
759.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND553.G27
LC item number
E35 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gauguin, Paul
  • Painters
  • Sex customs
  • Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island)
Label
Gauguin's skirt, Stephen F. Eisenman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-227) and index
Contents
Exotic scenarios -- Sex in Tahiti -- Death in the Marquesas -- Primitivism and difference
Control code
ocm36742814
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
232 p.
Isbn
9780500017661
Lccn
96061176
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)36742814
Label
Gauguin's skirt, Stephen F. Eisenman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-227) and index
Contents
Exotic scenarios -- Sex in Tahiti -- Death in the Marquesas -- Primitivism and difference
Control code
ocm36742814
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
232 p.
Isbn
9780500017661
Lccn
96061176
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)36742814

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