Questions of identity – racial and cultural – were integral to Paul Gauguin’s sense of self and he explored them both in written and visual form. Examining his search for the primitive both in Brittany and Tahiti, the exhibition focuses on Gauguin’s own writings, in particular the letters he wrote to his fellow artists, including Vincent van Gogh. Such documents are reproduced in this catalogue, accompanied by a text from Mario Vargas Llosa’s The Way to Paradise.
Tales of Paradise: Gauguin
23 x 18 cm (19 1/16 x 7 1/6 in);
84 pages; fully illustrated in colour;
Designed by Sinéad Madden, London;