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The Lure of the Exotic: Gauguin in New York Collections

Автор: Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Charlotte Hale, Marjorie Shelley
Год: 2002
Издание: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Страниц: 256
ISBN: 0300093713
The legendary, pioneering French artist who famously left his family and a career in finance to paint and live like a native in the South Seas, Paul Gauguin in fact began sailing to far-off lands during childhood. As a boy he lived for a time with relatives in Peru, and in his teens, in the merchant marine and the military, he visited South America, India, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and the North Sea. He believed firmly in his difference, often referring to himself as a "savage," and once he discovered his passion for art he had to create forms that were original and unique. "What does it matter that I set myself apart from other people? For most I shall be an enigma, but for a few I shall be a poet…," he wrote. Thus Gauguin traveled widely, seeking inspiration for a radical new artistic vision. He tried Brittany, where he worked together with a group of followers. There Gauguin discovered the wellspring of his art: an intense desire to capture the soul of a naive...
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