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Gauguin, Paul 1848-1903

Works: 3,010 works in 6,908 publications in 21 languages and 116,468 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Psychological fiction  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Biographical fiction  Diaries  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Other, Honoree, Composer, Creator, Dedicatee, Engraver, Sculptor, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Performer, Collector
Classifications: ND553.G27, 759.4
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Gauguin and Impressionism by Richard R Brettell( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was introduced into the Impressionist circle by Camille Pissarro and contributed major works to five of the eight Impressionist exhibitions between 1879 and 1886. During these years he transformed himself from a banker-stockbroker into a professional artist and from a family man into a solitary searcher for artistic, moral, and spiritual truths. Yet this vital period of Gauguin's life has usually been dismissed as a mere prelude to his brilliant career as an anti-Impressionist. This illustrated book reconsiders Gauguin's apprenticeship as an Impressionist and reassesses his contributions to the movement through the extraordinarily subtle and beautiful paintings, sculpture, and ceramic works he created during the years before 1887." "Richard R. Brettell and Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark argue that Gauguin's Impressionist paintings compare in quality to those of Sisley, Morisot, or Cassatt and that as a sculptor he was second only to Degas. His sculptures and ceramics were even more searching and radical than his early paintings and are crucial to the understanding of his development. Gauguin grappled with the thorniest issues debated by the French avant-garde, and no member of the Impressionist group created works as enigmatic or as wideranging, both artistically and emotionally."--BOOK JACKET
The moon and sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham( Book )

10 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life of the painter Paul Gauguin, this book relates the life of a Paris stockbroker who abandons his home, family, and business to live as an artist in Tahiti
Gauguin : maker of myth by Paul Gauguin( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a compilation of the French painter's work, along with commentaries about important themes, his life, and the use of storytelling in his work
Gauguin Tahiti by George T. M Shackelford( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phenomenal woman by Maya Angelou( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phenomenal Woman is a phenomenal poem that speaks to us of where we are as women at the dawn of a new century. In a clear voice, Maya Angelou vividly reminds us of our towering strength and beauty. Here is a poem that radiates wisdom and conviction, renewing our belief in the glory and tender mercies of our gender."--Jacket
Sculpture and ceramics of Paul Gauguin by Christopher Gray( Book )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gauguin : a retrospective by Paul Gauguin( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combination of prose and pictures offering a perceptive evocation of the artist, his works, and his times
Noa Noa : the Tahiti journal of Paul Gauguin by Paul Gauguin( Book )

202 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van Gaugin's eerste verblijf op Tahiti van 1891 tot 1893
The pursuit of spiritual wisdom : the thought and art of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin by Naomi E Maurer( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores van Gogh's and Gauguin's concepts of spirituality in life and art, and the ways in which their ideas and the events of their personal lives shaped their creation of repertoires of meaningful symbolic motifs."--Jacket
Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903 : the primitive sophisticate by Ingo F Walther( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age of Impressionism - Suggestion and expression - Tahiti - A chronology from 1848-1903
The lure of the exotic : Gauguin in New York collections by Colta Feller Ives( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The legendary, pioneering French artist who famously left his family and a career in finance to paint and live like a native in the South Seas, Paul Gauguin in fact began sailing to far-off lands during childhood. As a boy he lived for a time with relatives in Peru, and in his teens, in the merchant marine and the military, he visited South America, India, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the North Sea. He believed firmly in his difference, often referring to himself as a "savage," and once he discovered his passion for art he had to create forms that were original and unique. "What does it matter that I set myself apart from other people? For most I shall be an enigina, but for a few I shall be a poet...," he wrote." "This volume accompanies a major exhibition of Gauguin's work in New York collections held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Surprisingly, the first major show devoted to Gauguin in New York since the Metropolitan Museum presented a retrospective of his work in 1959, it anticipates the centennial of the artist's death in 1903 and signals the nineteenth anniversary of his debut in New York collections. Four authors from the Metropolitan Museum illuminate aspects of the subject in their texts." "All works in the exhibition, as well as rich comparative material, are reproduced, Notes, a bibliography, a checklist of works in the exhibition, and an index are supplied."--BOOK JACKET
Technique and meaning in the paintings of Paul Gauguin by Vojtěch Jirat-Wasiutyński( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Technique and Meaning in the Paintings of Paul Gauguin reinterprets Gauguin's art by reconstructing his painting techniques and their meaning for contemporaries. Using Gauguin as a case study, V. Jirat-Wasiutynski and H. Travers Newton Jr. show that technique provides historical evidence of aesthetic and cultural meaning. Gauguin began as a self-taught amateur in 1873 and, from 1879 to 1885, his techniques were closely modeled on Impressionism. Beginning in 1886, however, Gauguin reevaluated traditional procedures and, like a Renaissance fresco painter, used full-scale cartoons to prepare his monumental figure paintings. In the following years, the delicately textured, matte surfaces and areas of opaque high-key color in his oil paintings deliberately evoked older non-oil media such as tempera and fresco. Contemporary critics responded by calling Gauguin's work "primitive" and "decorative.""--Jacket
Gauguin by Linda Bolton( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this illustrated volume, Francoise Cachin traces the evolution of Gauguin's theories on art and the technique of painting step by step, from his earliest days as a self-taught Sunday painter to his last masterpieces painted in the South Seas, underlining their importance for the development of modern art. She places the artist's work in the context of his life, quoting from his copious correspondence and other writings to show how his painting was affected by what was going on around him - from the artistic and intellectual effervescence of his contemporaries to his personal tragedies. Analyses of the works that marked important stages in the progress of Gauguin's art complement the main text." "This study of Gauguin's life-long search for the primitive, which led him from Brittany to the Marquesas Islands, recounts his break with the Impressionists, which was a profession of faith in the pre-eminence of intellectual associations in art over to the passive receptivity of the eye, his involvement with the Neo-Impressionists, the development of Cloisonnism, which resulted in Gauguin's treatment of forms in flat areas of colour, his associations with the young Symbolist writers of the day, and finally his rejection of any intellectual influence whatsoever at the end of his life. His source of inspiration in other painters (Degas, Cezanne, Puvis de Chavannes) and other cultures (Egyptian, pre-Colombian, Japanese) is carefully traced and copiously illustrated."--BOOK JACKET
Noa Noa by Paul Gauguin( Book )

30 editions published between 1900 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gauguin by Ren Huyghe( Book )

27 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty full-color plates, thirty-two other illustrations
Intimate journals by Paul Gauguin( Book )

44 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Intimate Journals of Paul Gaugui, depicts the experiences of the French artist while living on a Polynesian island and discusses the culture of the natives of the island
Gauguin : watercolors, pastels, drawings by Jean Leymarie( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good day, Mister Gauguin by Michel Pierre( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy studies the background and work of the painter Gauguin
Cézanne/Gauguin by Paul Czanne( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume explorers the life and work of two painters who participated in the revolt of painting against modern civilization. It traces their development as artists via 92 color plates and the accompanying text
Gauguin by Daniel Wildenstein( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and German and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Gauguin and Impressionism
Alternative Names
Eugene-Henri Gauguin

Gaogeng, Baoluo 1848-1903

Gaugin, Paul


Gauguin 1848-1903

Gauguin, Eugne-Henri-Paul

Gauguin, Eugne-Henri-Paul 1848-1903

Gauguin, P. 1848-1903

Gauguin, Pablo

Gauguin, Pablo 1848-1903

Gauguin, Paul

Gauguin, Paweł.

Gkōgken, Pōl 1848-1903

Gogen, Polʹ

Gogen, Polʹ 1848-1903

Gogēns, P. 1848-1903

Gogēns, P. (Pols), 1848-1903

Gogēns, Pols 1848-1903


Kao-keng 1848-1903

Paul Gauguin

Гоген, Поль 1848-1903

גוגין, פול

גוגן, פול

גוגן, פול 1848-1903

بول جوجان، 1848-1903

ゴオガン, ポオル

ゴーガン, ポール


The moon and sixpenceGauguin : maker of mythGauguin TahitiPhenomenal womanNoa Noa : the Tahiti journal of Paul GauguinThe pursuit of spiritual wisdom : the thought and art of Vincent van Gogh and Paul GauguinPaul Gauguin, 1848-1903 : the primitive sophisticateThe lure of the exotic : Gauguin in New York collections