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The Resource Ramblings of a wannabe painter, Paul Gauguin ; edited and translated by Donatien Grau

Ramblings of a wannabe painter, Paul Gauguin ; edited and translated by Donatien Grau

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Ramblings of a wannabe painter
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Ramblings of a wannabe painter
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Paul Gauguin ; edited and translated by Donatien Grau
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Criticism is our censorship . . ." So begins one of the greatest invectives against criticism ever written by an artist. Paul Gauguin wrote "Racontars de Rapin" only months before he died in 1903, but the essay remained unpublished until 1951. Through discussions of numerous artists, both his contemporaries and predecessors, Gauguin unpacks what he viewed as the mistakes and misjudgments behind much of art criticism, revealing not only how wrong critics' interpretations have been, but also what it would mean to approach art properly<U+2014>to really look. Long out of print, this new translation by Donatien Grau includes an introduction that situates the essay within Gauguin's written oeuvre, as well as explanatory notes. This text sheds light on Gauguin<U+2019>s conception of art<U+2014>widely considered a predecessor to Duchamp<U+2014>and engages with many issues still relevant today: history, novelty, criticism, and the market. His voice feels as fresh, lively, sharp in English now as it did in French over one hundred years ago. Through Gauguin<U+2019>s final piece of writing, we see the artist in the full throes of passion<U+2014>for his work, for his art, for the art of others, and against anyone who would stand in his way. -- publisher's statement
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1848-1903
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Gauguin, Paul
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701/.18
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no index present
LC call number
ND553.G27
LC item number
A3513 2016
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non fiction
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Grau, Donatien
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  • Gauguin, Paul
  • Painters
  • Art criticism
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Ramblings of a wannabe painter, Paul Gauguin ; edited and translated by Donatien Grau
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English translation of Racontars de rapin, an essay written by Gauguin a few months before his death
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  • 31223122305957
  • 31223122305965
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The last words of the first modern artist / Donatien Grau -- Ramblings of a wannabe painter / Paul Gauguin
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
52 pages
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9781941701393
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)945950674
Label
Ramblings of a wannabe painter, Paul Gauguin ; edited and translated by Donatien Grau
Publication
Note
English translation of Racontars de rapin, an essay written by Gauguin a few months before his death
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  • 31223122305957
  • 31223122305965
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The last words of the first modern artist / Donatien Grau -- Ramblings of a wannabe painter / Paul Gauguin
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
52 pages
Isbn
9781941701393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)945950674

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