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Paul Gauguin

Un esotismo controverso
  • Maria Grazia Messina,

Gauguin's exoticism, an inexhaustible source of mythical constructions, is subjected to a careful revision of the contemporary, complex interference between symbolist culture and the pressures of colonial policies. Different perspectives are adopted, from the analysis of the theme of the mask in self-portraits, to literary suggestions, to suggestions received from the Universal Exposition of 1889, up to a reinterpretation of the stays in Brittany and Oceania, intended to clarify the links between exoticism and nostalgia, in a definition of escaping into space as the substitute for a regression of time, in search of a dimension of the origins now precluded to modern people.

  • Keywords:
  • Storia dell'arte,
  • Pittura,
  • Biografia,
  • Paul Gauguin,
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Maria Grazia Messina

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-5496-226X

Maria Grazia Messina is full professor of History of Contemporary Art at the University of Florence. She is a scholar interested, among other things, in the relationship between the avant-garde, the archaic and tribal arts, to which she has dedicated the study “Le muse d'oltremare. Primitivismo ed esotismo nell’arte contemporanea (Torino, 1994, “Overseas Muses. Primitivism and exoticism in contemporary art”).
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Book Title

Paul Gauguin

Book Subtitle

Un esotismo controverso

Authors

Maria Grazia Messina

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Number of Pages

196

Publication Year

2006

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© 2006 Author(s)

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CC BY-ND 2.5 IT

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6453-110-6

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8884533732

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978-88-6453-110-6

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978-88-5518-824-1

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Studi e saggi

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2704-6478

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2704-5919

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