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Pictorial Symbolism and the Philosophical Savage

Hage, Ralph

In: Art and architecture (Lebanese University Press), 6 (2016), pp. 65-72

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The article argues that the art critic Albert Aurier’s use of the European stereotype of the "savage" as a description of Paul Gauguin, was primarily an idealist philosophical strategy for opposing late XIXth century naturalism and its scientific underpinnings. It led to the formation of the Artists’ image and determined the reading of his work for more than a century.

Document type: Article
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 16:27
Faculties / Institutes: Research Project, Working Group > Individuals
DDC-classification: Painting
Controlled Subjects: Aurier, Gabriel-Albert, Gauguin, Paul, Symbolismus, Wildheit, Primitivismus
Subject (classification): Painting
Countries/Regions: France