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Author Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903.

Title Gauguin and the origins of symbolism / editor, Guillermo Solana.

Published Madrid : Fundaciâon Caja Madrid : Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza ; [London] : Philip Wilson, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail SpC/BROW f  769.092 GAUG    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description 328 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 29 cm
Notes Catalog of an exhibition held at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and at the Fundaciâon Caja de Madrid, Sept. 28, 2004-Jan. 9, 2005.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Forewords / Carmen Calvo Poyato -- Forewords / Miguel Blesa de la Parra -- Forewords / Tomas Llorens Serra -- Essays / Guillermo Solana -- Essays / Richard Shiff -- Essays / Guy Cogeval -- Essays / Maria Dolores Jimenez-Blanco -- Catalogue.
Summary "From the mid-1880s until his departure for Tahiti in 1891, Gauguin moved beyond Impressionism to become the leading figure of the Symbolist movement in painting. This departure from Impressionism led him to question the entire 'naturalist' tradition of European art from the Renaissance onwards. He sacrificed all of painting's descriptive devices in favour of line and flat colour. His path towards Symbolism can also be characterised as a 'primitive' quest, developed both in iconography and style. On the iconographic level, this tendency starts from the use of a number of pastoral themes representing scenes of rural life. This spiritual return was accompanied by a stylistic regression, a leap from naturalism towards archaic modes of representation. The volume follows this process through a series of encounters between Gauguin and his masters, his contemporaries and his pupils."--Book jacket.
Local note SpC/BROW copy donated by Ian Brown.
Other author Solana, Guillermo.
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
Fundaciâon Caja de Madrid.
Subject Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903 -- Exhibitions.
Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903 -- Influence -- Exhibitions.
Synthetism -- Exhibitions.
Symbolism (Art movement) -- France -- Exhibitions.
Art, French -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Local donor Brown, Ian, 1937-. Donor.
ISBN 8496233138 (Eng. pbk.)
0856675954 (Eng. hdbk)