In 1883 Paul Gauguin abandons his prominent banking career and decides that from now on I will pai nt every day. The co - founder of Synthetism and trailblazer of Expressionism turns his back on the bourgeois world, leaves his wife and children, and, in 1891, sets out for the South Sea, financing his journey through the sale of thirty paintings. His thou ghts on art, his existential worries, his discovery of color and his search for paradise come to life again in the excerpts from his letters and statements compiled in this volume. Together with some forty color reproductions of his works, his biography, a nd a preface by an expert, the book introduces readers in a very special way to Gauguin's universe.
Paul Gauguin's story is nearly as dramatic and seductive as his art. In 1883, he walked away from a successful career in banking in order to paint every day. In 1891, he went a step further, leaving his family behind and setting sail for the South Seas, financing his trip by selling thirty paintings; the works that he created once he arrived were like nothing the art world had ever seen before. This book brings together beautiful reproductions of Gauguin's most famous works with the story of his life, excerpts from his letters and diaries, and an introduction setting his work in context.
Paul Gauguin. Paul Gauguin gave up his promising career at the bank in 1883, deciding that from now onwards I will paint every day. The co-founder of Synthetism and trailblazer of Expressionism turned his back on the world of the bourgeoisie, left his wife and children, and departed for the South Seas in 1891, having financed the journey by selling 30 paintings. His thoughts on art, his existential worries, his discovery of color, and his search for paradise are brought back to life in this volume through excerpts from letters and quotations. Complemented by approximately 40 color reproductions of his works, his biography and a foreword by an expert, the volume provides a very special view of Gauguin s cosmos.Hirmer | ISBN: 978-3777428543 | 2017 г. | 80 стр. | твёрдый