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Gauguin and Impressionism

Author: Richard R Brettell; Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark; Paul Gauguin; Kimbell Art Museum.; Ordrupgaardsamlingen.
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press ; Fort Worth : in association with Kimbell Art Museum, 2005.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Expositions
Named Person: Paul Gauguin; Paul Gauguin; Paul Gauguin; Paul Gauguin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard R Brettell; Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark; Paul Gauguin; Kimbell Art Museum.; Ordrupgaardsamlingen.
ISBN: 0300110030 9780300110036 0912804440 9780912804446 8788692477 9788788692471
OCLC Number: 61302164
Notes: Published in conjunction with the exhibition organized by the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth and held at Ordrupgaard, Copenhagen, Aug. 30-Nov. 20, 2005 and Kimbell Art Museum Dec. 18, 2005-Mar. 26, 2006.
Description: x, 366 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Becoming an artist-collector --
Becoming an impressionist painter-sculptor --
An interlude --
Gauguin in domestic exile --
Unbecoming an impressionist.
Responsibility: Richard R. Brettell and Anne-Birgitte Fonsmark.
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"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.

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