Gauguin: Portraits
Gauguin: Portraits
Cornelia Homburg and Christopher Riopelle

Gauguin: Portraits



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An exquisite collection of more than 60 of Gauguin’s portraits in a wide variety of media including painting, works on paper, and sculpture, this handsomely illustrated volume is the first focused investigation on the multifaceted ways the artist broke the conventions of portraiture, challenging viewers to expand their conceptions of visual expression.


Written by a group of international experts including renowned art historians and curators, the essays explore the evolution of Gaugin’s approach to portraiture as he moved between Brittany and Polynesia. His use of symbolism, mythology, and suggestive use of models are also explored.

  • Edition: 1st, 2019
  • Binding: Hardback (paper over board)
  • Extent: 272 pages
  • Illustrations: 154 colour + 12 b/w
  • ISBN-10: 0300242735, ISBN-13: 978-0300242737