Author(s): Isabelle Cahn
In 1883 Paul Gauguin abandons his prominent banking career and decides that "from now on I will pai nt every day". The co - founder of Synthetism and trailblazer of Expressionism turns his back on the bourgeois world, leaves his wife and children, and, in 1891, sets out for the South Sea, financing his journey through the sale of thirty paintings. His thou ghts on art, his existential worries, his discovery of color and his search for paradise come to life again in the excerpts from his letters and statements compiled in this volume. Together with some forty color reproductions of his works, his biography, a nd a preface by an expert, the book introduces readers in a very special way to Gauguin's universe.
Diethard Leopold is an art collector and cofounder of the Leopold Museum in Vienna and chairman of the Leopold Trust. Isabell Cahn is a curator at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. Markus Muller is director of the Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso in Munster.