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The pursuit of spiritual wisdom : the thought and art of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin

Author: Naomi E Maurer; Vincent van Gogh; Paul Gauguin
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses in association with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, ©1998.
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"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.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Vincent van Gogh; Paul Gauguin; Paul Gauguin; Vincent van Gogh; Vincent Van Gogh; Paul Gauguin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi E Maurer; Vincent van Gogh; Paul Gauguin
ISBN: 0838637493 9780838637494
OCLC Number: 38833097
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Chicago, 1985) under title: The pursuit of spiritual knowledge.
Description: xvi, 211 pages, [120] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Van Gogh and Gauguin in the Context of Symbolist Thought --
pt. 2. "The Existence of God and Eternity:" Van Gogh's Search for Spiritual Salvation --
pt. 3. From Here to Eternity: Gauguin's Journey Towards Nirvana.
Responsibility: Naomi Margolis Maurer.

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This book explores van Gogh's and Gauguin's conviction that visual art must communicate a spiritual understanding comparable to that contained in myths, religions and literature. Maurer examines the  Read more...

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