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Gauguin: The Other World, Paperback / softback Book

Gauguin: The Other World Paperback / softback

Part of the Art Masters series


In 1891, Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) arrives on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti.

In this lush paradise, he is liberated from the concerns of the city-dwelling European.

He is free: to love, to sing, and to create. In Copenhagen, Gauguin's wife enjoys no such freedom.

She would rather forget her odious husband and his degenerate artwork.

Instead, in a city resistant to the avant-garde, she is tasked with selling a collection of his extravagantly priced Tahitian paintings.

When they finally go on sale-in Paris, shortly after Gauguin's return-sales are catastrophic.

For Monet, Renoir, and the rest of the old guard, nothing indicates that these bizarre, visionary works are of any lasting significance. Gauguin: The Other World is a revelatory biography of an artist whose qualities as a man won him few admirers in his own lifetime, but whose talents as a painter would have an enormous influence on the art of Picasso, Matisse, and many more.




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