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Paul Gauguin

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"May the day come—and perhaps soon—when I can flee to the woods on the South Sea island, and live there in ecstasy, in peace and for art. With a new family, far from this European struggle for money. There, in Tahiti, in the silence of the lovely tropical night, I can listen to the sweet murmuring music of my heart, beating in amorous harmony with the mysterious beings of my environment. Free at last, with no money troubles, and able to love, to sing and to die."
Excerpt is from a letter that Gauguin wrote to his wife in approximately February of 1891, reproduced from Gauguin Tahiti.

       

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Gauguin: Metamorphoses

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK
Edited by Starr Figura. Text by Elizabeth Childs, Hal Foster, Erika Mosier, Lotte Johnson.

Hbk, 9 x 10.5 in. / 248 pgs / 233 color. | 3/31/2014 | In stock
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Paul Gauguin: Where Do we Come From? What Are We? Where Are we Going?

MFA PUBLICATIONS
Text by George T. M. Shackelford.

Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 56 pgs / 23 color / 1 gatefold. | 9/30/2013 | In stock
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Gauguin Tahiti

MFA PUBLICATIONS
Text by George T.M. Shackelford, Claire Frèches-Thory, et al.

Pbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 380 pgs / 260 color. | 1/31/2011 | In stock
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Gauguin Tahiti

MFA PUBLICATIONS
Essays by George T.M. Shackelford, Claire FrÀches-Thory, et al.

Clothbound, 9.5 x 11 in. / 372 pgs / 260 color / 80 bw. | 2/2/2004 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780878466665 | $65.00


      

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Paul Gauguin

EDICIONES POLIGRAFA
Text by Stephen F. Eisenman.

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Paul Gauguin: The Breakthrough Into Modernity

HATJE CANTZ
Text by Agnieszka Juszczak, Heather Lemonedes, Belinda Thomson.

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Paul Gauguin: Tahiti

HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS
By Paul Gauguin. Edited by Christophe Becker. Contributions by Christofer Conrad, Ingrid Hermann.

Hardcover, 9.25 x 11.25 in. / 184 pgs / 71 color / 88 bw | 7/2/1998 | Not available
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Gauguin: MetamorphosesGauguin: Metamorphoses

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Edited by Starr Figura. Text by Elizabeth Childs, Hal Foster, Erika Mosier, Lotte Johnson.

Gauguin: Metamorphoses explores the remarkable relationship between Paul Gauguin’s rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings, and his better-known paintings and sculptures in wood and ceramic. Created in several discrete bursts of activity from 1889 until his death in 1903, these remarkable works on paper reflect Gauguin’s experiments with a range of media, from radically "primitive" woodcuts that extend from the sculptural gouging of his carved wood reliefs, to jewel-like watercolor monotypes and large mysterious transfer drawings. Gauguin’s creative process often involved repeating and recombining key motifs from one image to another, allowing them to metamorphose over time and across mediums. Printmaking in particular provided him with many new and fertile possibilities for transposing his imagery. Though Gauguin is best known as a pioneer of modernist painting, this publication reveals a lesser-known but arguably even more innovative aspect of his practice. Richly illustrated with more than 200 works, Gauguin: Metamorphoses explores the artist’s radically experimental approach to techniques and demonstrates how his engagement with media other than painting--including sculpture, printmaking and drawing--ignited his creativity.
Painter, printmaker, sculptor and ceramicist, Paul Gauguin (1848–1903) left his job as a stockbroker in Paris for a peripatetic life traveling to Martinique, Brittany, Arles, Tahiti and, finally, the Marquesas Islands. After exhibiting with the Impressionists in Paris and acting as a leading voice in the Pont-Aven group, Gauguin’s efforts to achieve a "primitive" expression proved highly influential for the next generation of artists.

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Paul Gauguin: Where Do we Come From? What Are We? Where Are we Going?Paul Gauguin: Where Do we Come From? What Are We? Where Are we Going?

Published by MFA Publications.
Text by George T. M. Shackelford.

The life of Paul Gauguin (1848–1903) is one of the richest and most mythic in the history of Western art. Abandoning a career in banking, a family and his homeland, in the last decade of the nineteenth century he sailed from France to the South Seas to seek a life “in ecstasy, in peace and for art.” During his years in Tahiti, Gauguin brought forth a wealth of astonishing paintings, culminating in this monumental meditation on what he called the “ever-present riddle” of human existence posed in the work’s title. This compact introduction to Gauguin’s masterpiece explores its relation to European models as well as to the artist’s own companion pieces.

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Paul GauguinPaul Gauguin

Published by Ediciones Poligrafa.
Text by Stephen F. Eisenman.

From Edvard Munch to Chris Ofili, French painter Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) has exerted a profound influence on artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Gauguin began as an Impressionist, contributing major works to the movement's groundbreaking exhibitions between 1879 and 1886. This concise, beautifully illustrated monograph collects Gauguin's most important works. In addition to his well-known paintings of Tahiti, in which the artist constructed his perfect vision of man's communion with the natural world, the book also includes powerful works that reflect the artist's contact with other seminal early modern masters such as Van Gogh and Cézanne.

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Gauguin TahitiGauguin Tahiti

Published by MFA Publications.
Text by George T.M. Shackelford, Claire Frèches-Thory, et al.

Now in paperback, Gauguin Tahiti offers an in-depth study of the fabled Polynesian years that have so defined our image of the painter. Alongside essays on every aspect of Gauguin's art, from the legendary canvases to his sculptures, ceramics and innovative graphic works, are discussions of the Polynesian society, culture and religion that helped shape them; an in-depth biographical narrative, with the many epiphanies, frustrations and discoveries that make his time in the South Seas one of the most mythologically potent episodes in Western art; and a chronicle of his changing fortunes in the century since his death. At the center of it all is Gauguin's 1897 masterpiece, "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?," the crowning glory of his mature career, presented with unprecedented depth and authority. Over 100 years later, Gauguin remains one of the most enigmatic and attractive figures of nineteenth-century art, the very pivot of modernism, and Gauguin Tahiti portrays this crucial period of his life in all its color and drama. Of the hardback edition, John Richardson wrote in Vanity Fair: "This excellent catalogue sets the record straight." And writing in the New York Observer, Hilton Kramer declared it, "the most exhaustive account of the period that has ever been attempted in a single survey... well-written, scrupulously documented, and lavishly illustrated."

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Paul Gauguin: The Breakthrough Into ModernityPaul Gauguin: The Breakthrough Into Modernity

Published by Hatje Cantz.
Text by Agnieszka Juszczak, Heather Lemonedes, Belinda Thomson.

In 1889, Paris hosted the legendary Exposition Universelle (World's Fair), a massive cultural exhibition which transformed the face of French culture to come. The Eiffel Tower was built for it, the composer Claude Debussy first heard Javanese music there, and the painter Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), reacting against his exclusion from its arts component, organized an exhibit called L'Exposition de Peintures du Groupe Impressionniste et Synthésiste, on the walls of the Café Volpini, presenting the newest works by himself and his friends. It was the moment at which he "became Gauguin," for it was here that he premiered what is now known as the Volpini Suite, an amazing portfolio of 11 lithographs printed on radiant canary yellow paper, which marked the coalescence of his motifs (the fruitbearers, the mourning Eve, the woman in the waves) and the commencement of his mature style. The Suite also gives a chronicle of Gauguin's travels in Martinique, Brittany and Arles, and records the constellation of the Pont Aven group. Gauguin reconstructs this landmark exhibition, demonstrating the radicality of the works produced by Gauguin and his friends (Charles Laval, Léon Fauché, Emile Schuffenecker, Louis Anquetin, Georges Daniel, Émile Bernard, Louis Roy and Ludovic Nemo), and examining all paintings, woodcuts, ceramics, prints and drawings by Gauguin related to the show.

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Gauguin TahitiGauguin Tahiti

Published by MFA Publications.
Essays by George T.M. Shackelford, Claire FrÀches-Thory, et al.

The life of Paul Gauguin is one of the richest and most mythic in the history of Western art. A banker and “Sunday painter,” he left behind family and homeland and sailed to the South Seas, seeking a life “in ecstasy, in peace, and for art.” Gauguin Tahiti, the first major retrospective of the artist's work in fifteen years, offers an in-depth study of the fabled Polynesian years that have so defined our image of the painter. Alongside essays by leading American and French critics on every aspect of Gauguin's art, from the legendary canvases to his sculptures, ceramics and innovative graphic works, are discussions of the Polynesian society, culture and religion that helped shape them; an in-depth biographical narrative of the artist's life, with the many epiphanies, frustrations and discoveries that make his time in the South Seas one of the most mythologically potent episodes in the history of Western art; and a chronicle of his changing fortunes in the century since his death. At the center of it all is Gauguin's 1897 masterpiece, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?, the summation and crowning glory of his mature career, presented with unprecedented depth and authority. Over one hundred years later, Gauguin remains one of the most enigmatic and attractive figures of 19th-century art, the very pivot of modernism, and Gauguin Tahiti finally portrays this crucial period of his life in all its color and drama.

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Clothbound, 9.5 x 11 in. / 372 pgs / 260 color / 80 bw.

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Paul Gauguin: Tahiti

Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers.
By Paul Gauguin. Edited by Christophe Becker. Contributions by Christofer Conrad, Ingrid Hermann.

This beautifully printed volume devoted to the works completed during Paul Gaugin's first sojourn in Tahiti features over fifty examples of the painting, sculptures, watercolors, drawings, and prints created throughout this pivotal stage.

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HATJE CANTZ PUBLISHERS

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Hardcover, 9.25 x 11.25 in. / 184 pgs / 71 color / 88 bw

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PUB DATE 7/2/1998
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