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The symbolism of Paul Gauguin : erotica, exotica, and the great dilemmas of humanity

Author: Henri Dorra
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this magisterial book, Henri Dorra synthesizes more than fifty years of study to present a comprehensive examination of Paul Gauguin's symbolism. Drawing on his profound grasp of the artistic and social contexts in which Gauguin worked, Dorra provides new, complex insights into and interpretations of Gauguin's multilayered symbolism. The Symbolism of Paul Gauguin is lavishly illustrated with a major visual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Paul Gauguin; Paul Gauguin; Paul Gauguin; Paul Gauguin
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henri Dorra
ISBN: 9780520241305 0520241304
OCLC Number: 71348719
Description: xvii, 361 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Gauguin's heritage : his family and their nineteenth-century world --
Budding symbolism --
Caricatures and friendships --
The great dilemmas of humanity --
The artist as Messiah --
Visions of death, visions of escape --
From Papeete to Mataiea --
The Polynesian pantheon --
Desire of the night --
Paris furlough --
The last years in Tahiti --
Hiva Hoa.
Responsibility: Henri Dorra ; foreword by Richard R. Brettell ; afterword by Gabriel P. Weisberg.
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Presents a comprehensive examination of Paul Gauguin's symbolism. This book provides insights into and interpretations of Gauguin's multilayered symbolism. It is illustrated with a visual compendium  Read more...

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"A valuable synthesis of Dorra's insights into the artist, and a comprehensive and accessible account of his symbolism." Modernism/Modernity 20080101

 
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