Item nr. 171961 PAUL GAUGUIN: The Other and I. Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo Sao Paulo, Adriano Pedrosa.
GAUGUIN, PAUL

PAUL GAUGUIN: The Other and I

Sao Paulo, Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo. PAUL GAUGUIN: The Other and I. 272 pages, including 151 color plates. Folio, cloth. KMEC Books, 2023.

This book accompanies the first exhibition to investigate Paul Gauguin's (1848-1903) relationship with the question of alterity and the exoticizing of otherness in his paintings. Adopting an engagingly critical tone, Paul Gauguin: The Other and I deals with central questions within the celebrated Post-Impressionist's oeuvre, focusing on both his self-portraits and his works produced in Tahiti.
Alongside reproductions of relevant works, the book also features essays that examine the tensions between Gauguin's biography and the image that the artist assiduously created of himself, as well as the way in which his oeuvre reinforced an imaginary about otherness, addressing crucial and current issues such as the notion of primitivism, the "exotic" and the "tropics," and cultural appropriation, as well as matters related to the erotization of the female body, sexuality and androgyny.

Item nr. 171961
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