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The Writings Of A Savage by Paul Gauguin

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Publisher : Da Capo Press
Binding : Paperback
Pages : 344
Publication Date : 3/22/1996
Condition : BRAND NEW
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. From Library Journal This 1978 collection of essays by the painter offers access to his previously unavailable writings. An introduction by art scholar Wayne Anderson puts Gauguin's life in perspective and reveals some unpleasant sides to his personality. This "illuminating" volume (LJ 11/15/78) must be read by anyone seriously studying Gauguin's art. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.