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Gauguin : maker of myth

Author: Belinda ThomsonTamar GarbPhilippe DagenPaul GauguinTate Modern (Gallery)All authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Paul Gauguin; Paul Gauguin; Paul Gauguin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Belinda Thomson; Tamar Garb; Philippe Dagen; Paul Gauguin; Tate Modern (Gallery); National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
ISBN: 9780691148861 0691148864
OCLC Number: 601345026
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at Tate Modern, London, from Sept. 30, 2010 to Jan. 16, 2011, and at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., from Feb. 27 to Jun. 5, 2011.
Originally published: London: Tate Publishing, 2010.
Description: 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: Paul Gauguin : navigating the myth / Belinda Thomson --
Gauguin and the opacity of the other : the case of Martinique / Tamar Garb --
'Following the moon' : Gauguin's writing and the myth of the 'primitive' / Linda Goddard --
Gauguin's politics / Philippe Dagen --
The last orientalist : portrait of the artist as Mohican / Vincent Gille --
Gauguin and Segalen : exoticism, myth and the 'aesthetics of diversity' / Charles Forsdick --
Gauguin : a very British reception / Amy Dickson --
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Other Titles: Maker of myth
Responsibility: edited by Belinda Thomson ; consultant editor, Tamar Garb ; with contributions by Philippe Dagen [and others].
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The vivid, unnaturalistic colors and bold outlines of Gauguin's paintings and the strong, semiabstract quality of his woodcuts had a profound effect on the development of twentieth-century art. This  Read more...

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"This handsome volume is a good primer on what, exactly, French artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was up to when he permanently ditched Paris for Tahiti and the Marquesas in 1895. It's a catalog for an Read more...

 
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