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Paul GAUGUIN (1848-1903) first exercised the profession of stockbroker before devoting himself to the painting that he had previously practiced as an amateur. From Pont-Aven to his several extended stays in Tahiti, with a visit to Arles in 1888—the year of his painful break with Van Gogh—Gauguin elaborated original works characterized by a simplification of forms and a subjective use of color, but also by his mystical, anxious search to understand man's destiny. As early as 1964, Georges Wildenstein published the first catalogue raisonné of the artist. More than 30 years later, his son Daniel undertook a complete revision of the work: Volume I (1873-1888), published in 2001, analyzes the paintings done during his apprenticeship with Pissarro and Cézanne, the first Brittany period and his stay in Martinique. A second volume on his paintings will concentrate on the works done at Le Pouldu (Brittany). His Tahitian period will be treated in a third and final volume.

Georges WILDENSTEIN, Gauguin. I. Catalogue.
Paris, Les Beaux-Arts, Édition d'études et de documents, collection "L'Art français", 1964.
Size 24 x 32 cm, 282 p., 1 color pl., 638 black and white ill.

Daniel WILDENSTEIN, Gauguin. Premier itinéraire d'un sauvage. Catalogue de l'œuvre peint (1873-1888).
Texte et recherches Sylvie Crussard. Documentation et chronologie Martine Heudron.
Milan, Paris, Skira, Wildenstein Institute, 2001.
2 tomes dans un coffret, format 25 x 30 cm, 647 p., pl. et fig. noir et blanc et couleurs.

Daniel WILDENSTEIN, Gauguin. A Savage in the Making. Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings (1873-1888).
Text and Research Sylvie Crussard. Documentation and Chronology Martine Heudron.
Milan, Paris, Skira, Wildenstein Institute, 2002.
2 volumes in a boxed set, size 25 x 30 cm, 647 p., black and white, color pl. and ill.

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