Gauguin : portraits
- edited by Cornelia Homburg and Christopher Riopelle ; with contributions by Elizabeth C. Childs [and five others].
- Uniform Title
- Gauguin (2019)
- English. Text in English, translated from the French.
- Ottawa, Ontario : National Gallery of Canada ; London, England : National Gallery, 2019.
- New Haven, Connecticut : Distributed by Yale University Press
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 271 pages : color illustrations, portraits, photographs, facsimiles ; 32 cm
- Homburg, Cornelia, editor, author.
- Riopelle, Christopher, editor, author.
- Childs, Elizabeth C., author.
- Wright, Alastair, 1965- author.
- Jumeau-Lafond, Jean-David, author.
- Goddard, Linda, author.
- Gamboni, Dario, author.
- Guitton, Claire, author.
- Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903, artist.
- Terry, Judith, translator.
- MacAvock, Jane, translator.
- National Gallery of Canada, issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
- National Gallery (Great Britain), issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
The first in-depth investigation of Gauguin's portraits, revealing how the artist expanded the possibilities of the genre in new and exciting ways Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) broke with accepted conventions and challenged audiences to expand their understanding of visual expression. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in his portraits, a genre he remained engaged with throughout all phases of his career. Bringing together more than 60 of Gauguin's portraits in a wide variety of media that includes painting, works on paper, and sculpture, this handsomely illustrated volume is the first focused investigation of the multifaceted ways the artist approached the subject. Essays by a group of international experts consider how the artist's conception of portraiture evolved as he moved between Brittany and Polynesia. They also examine how Gauguin infused his work with symbolic meaning by taking on different roles like the Christ figure and the savage in his self-portraits and by placing his models in suggestive settings with alluring attributes. This welcome addition to the scholarship on one of the 19th century's most innovative and controversial artists reveals fascinating insights into the crucial role that portraiture played in Gauguin's overall artistic practice.
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- Included Work
- Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903. Works. Selections.
- Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903 > Exhibitions.
- Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903 > Criticism and interpretation.
- Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903 > Themes, motives.
- Portraits, French > 19th century > Exhibitions.
- Post-impressionism (Art) > France > 19th century > Exhibitions.
- Primitivism in art > France > 19th century > Exhibitions.
- Male artists > France > 19th century > Exhibitions.
- Publication date
- Copyright date
- Catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, and at the National Gallery, London, England.
- Issued also in French under the same title.
- "Gauguin: Portraits" : May 24-September 8, 2019, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
- "Gauguin: Portraits" : October 7, 2019-January 26, 2020, The National Gallery, London, England, United Kingdom.
- Canada -- Ontario -- Ottawa.
- United Kingdom -- England -- London.
- 9780300242737 hardcover
- 0300242735 hardcover
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