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Noa Noa The Tahitian Journal

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ISBN-10: 0486248593

ISBN-13: 9780486248592

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Paul Gauguin

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Impressions from two years in Tahiti. Compelling autobiographical fragment. 24 b/w illus.
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Book details

List price: $5.95
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Paul Gauguin, together with Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cezanne, was one of the great masters of postimpressionism. His life story, prototypical of the artist-rebel, was the subject of films and novels, such as The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham. Born in Paris, Gauguin spent his youth with his mother's family in Peru and went to sea as a 16-year-old. He then became a stockbroker in Paris, painting only in his spare time. His early paintings were in the impressionist style. In 1883 he broke with his bourgeois life and eventually separated from his family. In 1888 he visited Van Gogh in Arles---with disastrous results. In 1891 he went to Tahiti. Apart from a short return to Paris, he…