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Gauguin, Paul 1848-1903

Works: 3,091 works in 8,234 publications in 19 languages and 123,539 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Other, Honoree, Dedicatee, Creator, Composer, Performer, Sculptor, Engraver, Lyricist, Collector, Calligrapher, Author of introduction
Classifications: ND553.G27, 759.4
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Noa Noa : the Tahiti journal of Paul Gauguin by Paul Gauguin( Book )

370 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van Gaugin's eerste verblijf op Tahiti van 1891 tot 1893
Gauguin and Impressionism by Richard R Brettell( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,023 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."--Jacket
Gauguin : maker of myth by Paul Gauguin( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and French and held by 846 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
The moon and sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham( Book )

14 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 814 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 Tahiti by George T. M Shackelford( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 artists 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 Gauguins 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 artists 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 Gauguins 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
Gauguin : a retrospective by Peggy Vance( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book features hundreds of illustrations, including 125 colorplates. The text comprises writings of the artist's friends and colleagues as well as those of such late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century luminaries. The anthology also contains selections from Gauguin's own writings--including the celebrated Noa Noa
Sculpture and ceramics of Paul Gauguin by Christopher Gray( Book )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1980 in English and French and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both a study and a compilation of the known pieces of Gauguin's sculpture and ceramics
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 562 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
The lure of the exotic : Gauguin in New York collections by Colta Feller Ives( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 552 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."--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 530 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
Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903 : the primitive sophisticate by Ingo F Walther( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age of Impressionism - Suggestion and expression - Tahiti - A chronology from 1848-1903
Gauguin by Linda Bolton( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of full-color reproductions of ten paintings by Paul Gauguin with actual size details designed to show what techniques the artist used to recreate his paintings
Gauguin by Françoise Cachin( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the style and technique of the French Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin
Gauguin by René Huyghe( Book )

34 editions published between 1900 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief biography of the French artist accompanies reproductions and analyses of several of his works
Gauguin : watercolors, pastels, drawings by Jean Leymarie( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Gauguin by Adeline Peter Raboff( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief biography of this nineteenth-century French artist accompanies reproductions and analyses of several of his works
Paul Gauguin : the breakthrough into modernity by Heather Lemonedes( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a catalog of an exhibition of the works shown by Gauguin during the1889 World's Fair in Paris
Paul Gauguin : the prints by Tobia Bezzola( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rarely seen works collected in this volume comprise nearly the entire print output of Paul Gauguin. Universally revered as one of the founding fathers of modern painting, Paul Gauguin was also an accomplished printer. Working mostly in woodcuts, he translated his fascination with life in the South Seas into pieces of extraordinary beauty and simplicity. This volume presents the three print series that Gauguin created: a dozen zinc etchings made in 1889; his most famous series, the partially hand-tinted woodcuts created for his famed book Noa Noa, which were made after Gauguin's first trip to Tahiti; and a third series of woodcuts completed during his second stay on the island. This small printed oeuvre demonstrates how the medium was an ideal outlet for Gauguin's experimental and audacious artistry. 0Exhibition: Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland
Paul Gauguin by Adam G Klein( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses Paul Gauguin's earliest influences and the people and events that inspired his work
Paul Gauguin by Paul Gauguin( Book )

27 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Eugene-Henri Gauguin

Gaogeng, Baoluo 1848-1903

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Gauguin , Eugène Henri Paul

Gauguin, Eugène-Henri-Paul 1848-1903

Gauguin, P. 1848-1903

Gauguin, Pablo

Gauguin, Pablo 1848-1903

Gauguin Paul

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Gauguin, Paweł.

Gkōgken, Pōl 1848-1903

Gkōnken, Pōl 1848-1903

Gogen, Polʹ

Gogen, Polʹ 1848-1903

Gogēns, Ežēns Anrī Pols 1848-1903

Gogēns, P. 1848-1903

Gogēns, P. (Pols), 1848-1903

Gogēns (Pols), 1848-1903


Kao-keng 1848-1903

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Paul Gauguin französischer Maler des Synthetismus, Wegbereiter des Expressionismus

Paul Gauguin French Post-Impressionist artist

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Paulus Gauguin

Pol Gogeñ

Pol Qogen

Pols Gogēns

Πωλ Γκωγκέν Γάλλος ζωγράφος


Гоген, Поль 1848-1903

Гоген, Поль французский живописец, скульптор-керамист и график

Гоген, Поль Эжен Анри

Пол Гоген

Поль Гаген

Поль Гоген

Поль Гоген французький художник

Поль Ґоґен

Պոլ Գոգեն

גוגין, פול

גוגן, פול

גוגן, פול 1848-1903

פול גוגן

بول جوجان

بول جوجان، 1848-1903

بول غوغان

پال گاؤگوئن

پل گوگن

पल गोगे

পল গোগাঁ

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고갱 1848-1903

고갱, 유진 앙리 폴 1848-1903

고갱, 폴 1848-1903

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ゴーガン, ポール


ゴーギャン, ポール

ポール・ゴーギャン フランスのポスト印象派の画家




Gauguin and ImpressionismGauguin : maker of mythThe moon and sixpenceGauguin TahitiThe pursuit of spiritual wisdom : the thought and art of Vincent van Gogh and Paul GauguinThe lure of the exotic : Gauguin in New York collectionsTechnique and meaning in the paintings of Paul GauguinPaul Gauguin, 1848-1903 : the primitive sophisticate