Making extensive use of new research and material, Belinda Thomson's incisive text gives a comprehensive and accessible account of the life and work of one of the most original artists of the late nineteenth century. Gauguin's work-- painting, sculpture, prints and ceramics--is discussed in the light of his public persona, his relations with his contemporaries, his exhibitions and their critical reception. Drawing on the recently published edition of Gauguin's letters up to 1885 and on his exchange of correspondence with Vincent and Theo Van Gogh as well as journals and other writings, the author also reveals the private world, beliefs and aspirations of the controversial artist. 182 illus., 31 in color.
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LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - marysargent - LibraryThing
My motivation for reading this book was reading The Moon and Sixpence., which was a novel very loosely based on Gauguin's life. This book consists of an 18-page biography (which includes discussion of ... Leer reseña completa
LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - Richak - LibraryThing
A very impersonal account of a painter! The book is a mere recollection of facts but does not do justice to the painter or his works!! Leer reseña completa