Gauguin

Francoise Cauchin, Author, Bambi Ballard, Translator Editions Flammarion $50 (311p) ISBN 978-2-08-030430-8
In this lavish monograph, a revised edition of the 1992 original, Cachin, the former director of the Musee d'Orsay, sheds light on Gaugin's oeuvres and demonstrates how the painter's unconventional life was reflected in his work. Shee offers a substantial biography, as well as analysis of Gaugin's influences (from Degas to Puvis de Chavannes) with an extensive catalogue of his studies and finished works. Fueled by an incorrigible ego, Gaugin willed his own transformation from workaday stockbroker into a self-taught master painter and, more than his contemporaries,""tried to go beyond Impressionist realism and create a major modern style, a more ambitious art-form that would express the world rather than reproduce it."" Ballard's choppy translation sometimes distracts from Cachin's insights, but this study of the artist's development remains accessible to all enthusiasts. 300 color and b&w illustrations.
Reviewed on: 03/01/2004
Release date: 03/01/2004
Show other formats
FORMATS
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.