GAUGUIN Paul (1848-1903)

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GAUGUIN Paul (1848-1903)
Noa Noa, modern illustrated book. Paris, 1926. In-4 brocaded, lemon sorrow, titled slipcase. Facsimile edition of this autobiographical text, written in Paris in 1893 from notes taken on the island, presents with passion the customs, history and landscapes of Tahiti: "[...] to sing and talk we gather in a kind of common hut. We begin with a prayer, an old man recites it conscientiously first and the whole audience takes it up in chorus! Then we sing [...]". Through this work, whose iconography is composed of a mixture of drawings, watercolours, engravings, monotypes and photographs, Gauguin wishes to enlighten the public on his canvases painted in Polynesia which may seem too mysterious or esoteric. Part of the text appeared in La Revue Blanche in 1897 and then, in excerpts, in La Plume and L'Action humaine (1901).
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