Noa Noa: The Tahiti Journal of Paul Gauguin

Chronicle Books, 10 mars 2005 - 168 pages
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"In 1894, Paul Gauguin came to the conclusion that European culture in general, and French culture in particular, was spiritually and morally bankrupt. So he left. On the eighth of June that same year, he arrived in Tahiti, an island of tropical warmth, impenetrable jungles, and - most importantly for Gauguin - unspoiled, undecadent, un-European, and extremely beautiful people." "He luxuriated in this paradise for two years, producing some of his most skillful and best-known paintings, as well as a more personal masterpiece: his journal and the woodblocks he made to accompany it. In his Tahiti diary, Gauguin wrote affectionately about the majestic and earthy people he met." "In 1896, he abruptly returned to France, where his journal was declared too racy for publication. Ultimately, he published it himself but was unable to include his powerful woodblock illustrations. In Noa Noa they appear together for the first time, accompanied by the whimsical, brightly colored sketches that Gauguin included in the margins of his journal. This collection of sensuous and intriguing illustrations is a testament to Gauguin's reverence for nature and his respect for the nobility of Tahitian society."--BOOK JACKET.

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Gauguin was unable to publish this memoir of his two years in Tahiti as he wanted with his woodcuts and without censorship in 1900 because of the prudishness of the day. Today it seems rather mild. He ... Consulter l'avis complet

NOA NOA: The Tahiti Journey of Paul Gauguin

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Gauguin may have been guilty of buying into the myth of the ``noble savage,'' but his Romantic quest seems almost contemporary today. In his own post-Rousseau, premulticultural time, however, his ... Consulter l'avis complet

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John Miller is the editor and designer of such geographic anthologies as San Francisco Stories (0-8118-4439-0), Cape Cod Stories (0-8118-3252-X), Chicago Stories (0-8118-3974-5), and New Orleans Stories (0-8118-4494-3). He lives in Florida.

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