Gauguin: Tales From Paradise, by Line Clausen Pedersen (Editor).
80 masterpieces: flat shapes of pure saturated colour, and the unforgettable figures of Tahitian women with their bronzed bodies and glossy black hair. The book explores the entire career of the restless French artist Gauguin.
Although Paul Gauguin is known mainly for his Polynesian adventures during the years of his maturity, his search for the primitive was actually a lifelong search intended to attain a sole objective: the renewal of figuration and of all its canons.
Breton folklore, Provençal mysticism, Danish Bronze Age rites: Gauguin pursued the idea of the primitive in whatever form encountered, bringing together in his works the inspiration taken from real journeys and memories mixed with exotic literature, art, exhibitions and reproductions of non-European works.