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The Resource Gauguin : metamorphoses, [organized by] Starr Figura ; with essays by Elizabeth C. Childs, Hal Foster, and Erika Mosier ; the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Gauguin : metamorphoses, [organized by] Starr Figura ; with essays by Elizabeth C. Childs, Hal Foster, and Erika Mosier ; the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Label
Gauguin : metamorphoses
Title
Gauguin
Title remainder
metamorphoses
Statement of responsibility
[organized by] Starr Figura ; with essays by Elizabeth C. Childs, Hal Foster, and Erika Mosier ; the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Title variation
Metamorphoses
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Artist
Author
Author
Curator
Host institution
Host institution
Publisher
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gauguin: Metamorphoses explores the remarkable relationship between Paul Gauguin's rare and extraordinary prints and transfer drawings, and his better-known paintings and sculptures in wood and ceramic. Created in several discrete bursts of activity from 1889 until his death in 1903, these remarkable works on paper reflect Gauguin's experiments with a range of media, from radically "primitive" woodcuts that extend from the sculptural gouging of his carved wood reliefs, to jewel-like watercolor monotypes and large mysterious transfer drawings. Gauguin's creative process often involved repeating and recombining key motifs from one image to another, allowing them to metamorphose over time and across mediums. Printmaking in particular provided him with many new and fertile possibilities for transposing his imagery. Though Gauguin is best known as a pioneer of modernist painting, this publication reveals a lesser-known but arguably even more innovative aspect of his practice. Richly illustrated with more than 200 works, Gauguin: Metamorphoses explores the artist's radically experimental approach to techniques and demonstrates how his engagement with media other than painting--including sculpture, printmaking and drawing--ignited his creativity
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1848-1903
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gauguin, Paul
Dewey number
759.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
  • N6853.G34
  • NE650.G3
LC item number
  • A4 2014
  • A4 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Figura, Starr
  • Childs, Elizabeth C.
  • Foster, Hal
  • Mosier, Erika
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gauguin, Paul
  • Art, French
  • Art, French
  • French Polynesia
  • Transfer-printing
Label
Gauguin : metamorphoses, [organized by] Starr Figura ; with essays by Elizabeth C. Childs, Hal Foster, and Erika Mosier ; the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, March 8-June 8, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gauguin's metamorphoses : repetition, transformation, and the catalyst of printmaking / Starr Figura -- Gauguin and sculpture : the art of the "ultra-sauvage" / Elizabeth C. Childs -- The primitivist's dilemma / Hal Foster -- Gauguin's technical experiments in woodcut and oil transfer drawing / Erika Mosier -- Map of Gauguin's travels -- Plates / Starr Figura and Lotte Johnson -- 1886-1889: Paris, Martinique, Brittany, Arles : painting, ceramics, zincography. The Volpini Suite -- 1889-1895: Paris, Brittany, Tahiti : painting, wood sculpture, ceramics, woodcut, monotype. Self-portraits ; Noa Noa and the Tahitian idyll ; Tahitian Eve ; Watched by the Spirit of the Dead ; The gods ; Oviri ; Tahitian figures -- 1895-1903: Tahiti, Hiva Oa : painting, wood sculpture, woodcut, transfer drawing, monotype. Monumental frieze ; Le Sourire and printing experiments ; Nativities ; The evil spirit ; Portraits and double portraits ; In the landscape ; Departure -- Chronology / Lotte Johnson
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780870709050
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013950971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map, portraits
System control number
ocn859305234
Label
Gauguin : metamorphoses, [organized by] Starr Figura ; with essays by Elizabeth C. Childs, Hal Foster, and Erika Mosier ; the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name, held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, March 8-June 8, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gauguin's metamorphoses : repetition, transformation, and the catalyst of printmaking / Starr Figura -- Gauguin and sculpture : the art of the "ultra-sauvage" / Elizabeth C. Childs -- The primitivist's dilemma / Hal Foster -- Gauguin's technical experiments in woodcut and oil transfer drawing / Erika Mosier -- Map of Gauguin's travels -- Plates / Starr Figura and Lotte Johnson -- 1886-1889: Paris, Martinique, Brittany, Arles : painting, ceramics, zincography. The Volpini Suite -- 1889-1895: Paris, Brittany, Tahiti : painting, wood sculpture, ceramics, woodcut, monotype. Self-portraits ; Noa Noa and the Tahitian idyll ; Tahitian Eve ; Watched by the Spirit of the Dead ; The gods ; Oviri ; Tahitian figures -- 1895-1903: Tahiti, Hiva Oa : painting, wood sculpture, woodcut, transfer drawing, monotype. Monumental frieze ; Le Sourire and printing experiments ; Nativities ; The evil spirit ; Portraits and double portraits ; In the landscape ; Departure -- Chronology / Lotte Johnson
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780870709050
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013950971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map, portraits
System control number
ocn859305234

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