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Paul Gauguin - An Erotic Life (Hardcover) Loot Price: R641
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Paul Gauguin - An Erotic Life (Hardcover): Nancy Mowll Mathews
Paul Gauguin - An Erotic Life (Hardcover): Nancy Mowll Mathews

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Paul Gauguin - An Erotic Life (Hardcover)

Nancy Mowll Mathews

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In this penetrating and daring biography of Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), Nancy Mowll Mathews traces the themes of sex and violence through the artist's life, from the near-murderous quarrels of his grandparents, to his abusive treatment of his wife, to his sexual encounters in French Polynesia in the 1890s. The book examines how Gauguin used these complex themes in his art and writings and how he carefully presented his erotic life in the autobiographical treatises Noa Noa (1893) and Avant et Apres (1903). The central drama of Gauguin's adulthood, his marriage to Mette Gad Gauguin, is assessed in detail, and with the inclusion of some of Mette's previously unpublished letters, both sides of the Gauguin marriage are presented for the first time. Mathews also provides fascinating new insights into understanding Gauguin's relationships with men and women and the roles that sexuality and aggression played in shaping his art. She also illuminates his homosocial, if not homoerotic, relationships with Vincent van Gogh, Emile Schuffenecker, and Charles Filiger. Gauguin's genius resided not only in his forging of new artistic paths, Mathews concludes, but in his ability to bring his sexual fantasies alive for a large audience.

General

Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2001
First published: September 2001
Authors: Nancy Mowll Mathews
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-09109-0
Barcode: 9780300091090
Categories: Promotions
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1800 to 1900 > Post-Impressionism
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Individual artists
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Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Painting & paintings
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Painting & paintings > General
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > 1800 to 1900 > Impressionism
LSN: 0-300-09109-5

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