A Savage in the Making Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings (1873-1888)
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Over a century has passed since the death of Gauguin, and during this time enormous progress has been made in understanding one of the most versatile and original artists of the Impressionist period. This extraordinary catalogue, which covers one of the most prolific periods of the artist’s life (1873-1888), follows Gauguin from his youthful beginnings to his establishment as a mature and innovative painter. Richly illustrated, these two-volume tomes, based on a rigorous documentation, are presented in a manner which appeals to all art lovers, not only specialists of the field. The catalogue follows chronologically the development of Gauguin’s work. Each painting is reproduced in colour and is followed by commentary which analyzes the aesthetic qualities of his work and its relation to Gauguin’s personal and professional life, bringing to light his tumultuous cultural, social and political world. Side-bars and inserts accompany the text reproducing photographs of family, friends and colleagues, and portions of letters they exchanged. A final chronology of Gauguin’s life further enlivens the reading of this brilliant text, and opens the doors to a sensuous and pulsating world.