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Uniform Title Gauguin (2019)
Title Gauguin : portraits / edited by Cornelia Homburg, Christopher Riopelle ; with contributions by Elizabeth C. Childs [and five others].

Publication Info. Ottawa : National Gallery of Canada : London : The National Gallery, [2019]
New Haven : Distributed by Yale University Press


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    759.4 GAUGUIN, P GAU    DUE 11-09-20
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Description 271 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 32 cm
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Note Catalogue of an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario from 24 May to 8 September 2019, and at the National Gallery, London, England from 7 October to 26 January 2020.
Issued also in French under the same title.
Summary 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Cornelia Homburg and Christopher Riopelle -- Gaugin's Self-Portraits: Egos and Alter Egos / Alastair Wright -- Head of a Savage, Mask / Jean-David Jumeau-LaFond -- Seeking Oneself Through Others: Gauguin's Portraits of His Colleagues and Friends / Cornelia Homburg -- Gauguin in Brittany / Christopher Riopelle -- Portrait Vase, Madame Schuffenecker / Jean-David Jumeau-LaFond -- Gauguin's Portraiture in Tahiti: Likeness, Myth and Cultural Identity / Elizabeth C. Childs -- 'Noa Noa' as Self-Portrait / Linda Goddard -- Soyez symboliste: Portrait of Jean Moréas / Jean-David Jumeau-LaFond -- Animation and Personhood: Gauguin's Still Lifes as Portraits / Dario Gamboni -- Gauguin and Portraiture in the Late Nineteenth Century / Claire Guitton
Event "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
Language Text in English, translated from the French
Subject 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.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Illustrated works.
Added Author Homburg, Cornelia, editor, contributor.
Riopelle, Christopher, editor, contributor.
Childs, Elizabeth C., contributor.
Wright, Alastair, 1965- contributor.
Jumeau-Lafond, Jean-David, contributor.
Goddard, Linda, contributor.
Gamboni, Dario, contributor.
Guitton, Claire, contributor.
Terry, Judith, translator.
MacAvock, Jane, translator.
Container of (work): Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903. Works. Selections.
National Gallery of Canada, issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
National Gallery (Great Britain), issuing body, publisher, organizer, host institution.
ISBN 9780300242737 hardcover
0300242735 hardcover
Standard No. 40029620558

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