Paul Gauguin's Intimate Journals

Paul Gauguin's Intimate Journals


Recognised today as a pioneer of early modernism and one of the great artists of French post-impressionism Gauguin's work was largely unappreciated during his life in the 19th-century. This illuminating facsimile reproduces the rare American translation of the memoir he wrote in the final months of his life.

Gauguin rejected his bourgeois in Paris to devote his life to painting. Leaving behind his job as a stokebroker, he moved away from Europe for good and took up residence in Tahiti and the Marquesas Islands in search of a simpler life. These journals, which he requested be published upon his death, give us a candid look at his thoughts on many subjects, including views of his fellow Parisian artists, his turbulent relationship with Van Gogh and the charms of Polynesian women.

Paul Gauguin's Intimate Journals is prefaced by the artist's son, Emille, who described his father's memoir as an 'illuminating self-portrait of a unique personality that brings sharply into focus his goodness, his humour, his insurgent spirit, his clarity of vision, his inordinate hate of hypocrisy and sham.'

Product Code 1048020
Author Paul Gauguin
Publisher Art/Books
Published April 2019
Format Hardback
Pages 192
Dimensions 21 x 15 x 2.2 cm
ISBN 9781908970459
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