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Gauguin

Gauguin

Paul Gauguin was first a sailor, then a successful stockbroker in Paris. In 1874 he began to paint at weekends as a Sunday painter. Nine years later, after a stock-market crash, he felt confident of his ability to earn a living for his family by painting and he resigned his posit... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781780424507
Published 22 December 2011 by Parkstone International
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Brodskaya, Nathalia
Series Perfect Square

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ISBN-13 9781780424507
ISBN-10 1780424507
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Parkstone International
Imprint Parkstone International
Publication Date 22 December 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) By Brodskaya, Nathalia
Series Perfect Square
Category Individual Artists
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 82
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Dewey Code 759.4
Catalogue Code 260677

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Paul Gauguin was first a sailor, then a successful stockbroker in Paris. In 1874 he began to paint at weekends as a Sunday painter. Nine years later, after a stock-market crash, he felt confident of his ability to earn a living for his family by painting and he resigned his position and took up the painter's brush full time. Following the lead of Cezanne, Gauguin painted still-lifes from the very beginning of his artistic career. He even owned a still-life by Cezanne, which is shown in Gauguin's painting Portrait of Marie Lagadu. The year 1891 was crucial for Gauguin. In that year he left France for Tahiti, where he stayed till 1893. This stay in Tahiti determined his future life and career, for in 1895, after a sojourn in France, he returned there for good. In Tahiti, Gauguin discovered primitive art, with its flat forms and violent colours, belonging to an untamed nature. With absolute sincerity, he transferred them onto his canvas. His paintings from then on reflected this style: a radical simplification of drawing; brilliant, pure, bright colours; an ornamental type composition; and a deliberate flatness of planes. Gauguin termed this style "synthetic symbolism".

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