Paul Gauguin by David Sweetman

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Explores the often contradictory history of artist Paul Gauguin, considering the scandalous rumors that surrounded him, the inspirations for his work, the influences of his contemporaries, and his painful death. 12,500 first printing.
 

About David Sweetman

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Sweetman is a biographer, art historian, and poet. He lives in London and France.
 
Published January 1, 1995 by Hodder General Publishing Division. 608 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, History. Non-fiction

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This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence.

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Sweetman's brilliantly illuminating biography scrupulously lays to rest any number of myths surrounding Gauguin as it dismantles the conventional image of the bourgeois Parisian stockbroker who abando

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he mourned the loss of his five children, who, raised in Copenhagen, ``were now little Danes with few traces of any Frenchness left.'' Although Sweetman calls Gauguin a ``syphilitic paedophile'' who took a succession of Polynesian ``child-brides,'' he rejects feminist assessments of the artist as...

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