Gauguin: Colour Library
An introduction to the work of Gauguin.
Paul Gaugin (1848-1903) was one of the most formidable artists of the late nineteenth century, and one whose work was to have a profound influence on the development of art in the twentieth. He began as an Impressionist, but went on to develop a more two-dimensional, richly-coloured style in his constant search for a 'lost paradise' untouched by nineteenth-century civilisation. Gaugin's romantic and tragic life story is mirrored in the works in this outstanding anthology. Included are 48 full-page colour plates, not only of his best-know beautiful, atmospheric paintings of Tahiti in which Gaugin attempted to reconstruct the perfect life which he had failed to find in reality, but also of many powerful works which reflect the artist's contact with other early modern masters - Degas, Van Gough, Cezanne.
Lesley Stevensen has written an informative, clear commentary to accompany each colour plate.
Includes 77 illustrations, 48 in colour.
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Aline Aries arrived artist attempt back in Paris background Bonjour Monsieur Borobudur Brittany Burrell Collection Carlsberg Cezanne Charles Laval Chicago Christ Plate 20 colours Contes Barbares Copenhagen Courbet Daniel de Monfreid Degas depicted Durand-Ruel's Emile Bernard figures Folkwang Museum foreground Four Breton Women French Gallery of Art Garden of Olives Gauguin had seen Gauguin wrote Ginoux Glyptotek Hermitage Museum Hina Hivaoa Ia Orana Maria Impressionist Impressionist exhibition Japanese landscape Laval London Loss of Virginity Manao Tupapau Manet Martinique Mataiea Mette Meyer de Haan motif Musee d'Orsay Museum of Art National Gallery Night Cafe Noa Noa November nude Oil on canvas Pahura painter painting Papeete paradise Parisian Paul Cezanne Paul Gauguin Peru PHAIDON photograph picture Pissarro Pont-Aven Pouldu primitive Private Collection scene Self-Portrait Seurat sexual subject matter symbol symbolist Tahiti Tahitian Tehamana theme Theo Van Gogh vahine Vincent Van Gogh Vision wrote to Schuffenecker Yellow Christ York