Noa Noa: The Tahitian Journal
Paul Gauguin O. F. Theis
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Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM By Paul Gauguin O. F. Theis

Paul Gauguin fled what he called filthy Europe in 1891 to what he hoped would be an unspoiled paradise, Tahiti He painted 66 magnificent can vases during the first two years he spent there and kept notes from which he later wrote Noa Noa a journal recording his thoughts and impressions of that time.Noa Noa the most widely known of Gauguin s writings is reproducedPaul Gauguin fled what he called filthy Europe in 1891 to what he hoped would be an unspoiled paradise, Tahiti He painted 66 magnificent can vases during the first two years he spent there and kept notes from which he later wrote Noa Noa a journal recording his thoughts and impressions of that time.Noa Noa the most widely known of Gauguin s writings is reproduced here from a rare early edition 1919 , in a lucid translation capturing the artist s unpretentious style Page after page reveals Gauguin s keen observations of Tahiti and its people, and his passionate struggle to achieve the inner harmony he expressed so profoundly on canvas Gauguin s prose is as seductive as his paintings, filled with descriptions of warm seas, hidden lagoons, lush green forests, and beautiful Maori women.The journal is captivating reading, offering a compelling autobiographical fragment of the soul of a genius and a rare glimpse of Oceanian culture The brief periods of happiness Gauguin found among the Tahitians are eloquently expressed in his narrative We understand the motives that drove him and gain a deeper appreciation of his art.Today the manuscript provides unparalleled insight into Gauguin s thoughts as he strove to achieve spiritual peace, and into the wellsprings of a singular artistic style which changed the course of modern art This wonderfully affordable edition enhanced by 24 of Gauguin s South Seas drawings makes a unique and passionate testament accessible to all art lovers.
  • Title: Noa Noa: The Tahitian Journal
  • Author: Paul Gauguin O. F. Theis
  • ISBN: 9780486248592
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback

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Phyllis Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
In 1894, Paul Gauguin left France for Tahiti to get away from the decadence of Europe. What he found was beautiful islands, tropical warmth, and most importantly-unspoiled, undecadent, unEuropean and extremely beautiful people. This book was the journal he kept. It is quite a lovely book with his art work. His thoughts and his writing are quite lyrical. He also discovered that Europeans had already tried to change these beautiful people with their religion and customs. He lived there for two yea [...]
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Farhan Khalid Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
It was an artistic missionFeverish expectancyThe place retains its original character of solitude and isolationOrange sails on the blue sea, and often the line of reefs shown in a sudden silvery gleam under the sun(Queen) dispersed grace everywhere about her, made everything she touched a work of artDepleting primitive beauty(Her Arms were like) two columns of temple, simple straightHorizontal lines of shoulderBlack dress, with bare feet, and a fragrant flower behind the earFor a long time I was [...]
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Dimitris Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
The European invasion and monotheism have destroyed these vestiges of civilization which had its own grandeur. In contact with us, they have become "savages", in the sense which the Latin occident has given this word. (p.47)More than anything else I enjoyed these remarks about the 19th century Tahitians made by Gauguin and his report on their intricate, lost Religion, all in the third half of his notebook. A great mind, as I have suspected.
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Stephanie Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
Paul Gauguin's journal of his time in Tahiti, living with a native girl in an attempt to better understand the native Tahitian culture, and make himself a more free and natural artist by getting himself outside of the stifling Euorpean society he comes from. The journal provides a glimpse of Tahiti in the late 19th century and a glimpse into some of Gauguin's artisitc motivations and inspirations, but it also allows the reader to examine some interesting contradictions in Gauguin: he wants to be [...]
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Cock Johnson Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
I am a huge fan of Gauguin. Since I first read about him I've been a sucker for his philosophy, and this short work is one of the few personal looks into it. This work illustrates the culmination of his life and ideals, where he finally moves to the depths of Tahiti, a land hardly tainted by European influence, for two years in a romantic attempt to "go native". It seems he was successful and quite happy there, and it is no wonder that he returned to spend the final ten years of his life among t [...]
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Monica Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
This is a beautifully produced little edition of Gauguin's journal, a work of art in itself. I'm surprised I didn't comment on it when I read it a couple years ago. He describes moving to Tahiti, the friends he won over, the paintings he worked on, little bits of language he learns. He writes with an artists passion and even crosses over to the realm of complete fantasy.
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Nathan Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
Gauguin's account of his two years in Tahiti are interesting. Much of the later half of the text is about Maori spirituality and their pantheon. Yet the first part recounts his experience of arriving on the island at the time of the death of King Pomare. There are descriptions about the effects of colonialism upon Maori culture and the beauty of the earlier age. Gauguin describes components of his time as he tries to become less urbane by moving out of the city center of Papeete into the rural c [...]
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Lake Lady Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
A glimpse into the thoughts of Paul Gaugin during his first trip to Tahiti. No art historical babble, just the words of the artist himself describing his experiences and some of the Maori mythology he learned from his Tahitian wife. Well worth reading if you're interested in his work at all. (the version I read had no introduction as was paperback published by dover)
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Patricia Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
For artists only who are curious about Gaugin. The good news: OMG, you can totally visualize his paintings of Tahiti as he writes. Which came first the journal or the paintings? Written like an acid trip or a feverish dream. The bad news: He really married a 13-year old girl and abandoned her when he went back to Europe. Yuck.
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Andy Montero Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
Interesting read. Truly a glimpse into another world, a search for primitivism in a colonized paradise. I wish the book was longer, and I felt like I was immersed in this world.
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Josanna Thompson Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
This is a very enlightening book into the Tahitian Culture. Learned a lot.
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JEREMIAH F LYONS Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
The Tahitian journal of GauguinFirst hand account of Paul Gauguin’s years spent in Tahiti. Poetic and probably embellished to some extent but overall an interesting read.
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Fiona Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
The French painter Paul Gauguin traveled to Tahiti in the late 1890´s. This is his diary of his stay in Tahiti.He found a slower pace of life and finally became friendly with the natives in the village. He wonders about the term "savages". Who are the savages? These natives or those in the civilized world. He takes on a local wife (concubine, really). She teaches him about the local gods and mythology. The diary ends with his return to the civilized world - without his wife.This is a diary, wit [...]
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Maria Landschoot Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
Paul Gauguin is one of my favorite painters. (Actually, as I write this, there is a print of his painting Mahana No Atua hanging next to me on my bedroom wall.) So, during my winter break, I decided to read his Tahitian journal, Noa Noa.Noa Noa is a travelogue written by Gauguin, first published in 1901. Although, Gauguin billed the book as his genuine experiences, it seems pretty clear to me and other critics that it's mostly fictional or exaggerated. That being said, I found the book to be ver [...]
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Siv30 Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
אסטרולוג, 123 עמ', תרגום ס. עלילא רבים מכירים את המשנה הסדורה של גוגן שקרא להתנערות מהמערביות ומהשלכות הקולוניאליזם התרבותי. לאחרונה יצא ספר "פרא אציל", שבו מוגשת המשנה הזו בשיטתיות, אולם אפשר לראות את ניצניה גם ב"נואה נואה" יומן המסע של גוגן לטהיטי.גוגן ביקר בטהיטי במהלך שתי תקו [...]
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Rodrigo Ferrão Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
Paul Gauguin não se limitou a ser um grande pintor. Pegou num caderno e escreveu um pequeno livro. Noa Noa é o título. Uma viagem ao Tahiti, local que não estamos habituados a ver descrito. Frases:"A nobreza era hereditária (). Hoje é a fortuna que é hereditária, não será um privilégio igual?""Eu entendo que numa sociedade, todos os homens têm o direito de viver, e de viver bem proporcionalmente ao seu trabalho.""Um jovem incapaz de uma loucura, não é jovem, é velho"
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Crow Quill Studio Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
CAVEAT EMPTOR! This little volume is full of frustrating typographical errors.The supplemental information provided in this edition of Noa Noa is quite interesting, and worth a read. The Appendix, in particular — a 1903 memorial by Charles Morice — brings some significant discrepancies and omissions to light, and reminds the reader to take Gauguin's words with a grain of salt.I wish that the artist had included more information about his painting, materials, and daily living in this book (I [...]
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Melanie Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
It was okay. I guess it's a view into the mind of an artist but it's more of a view into the bigoted minds of the people of that time. For example, Gauguin "marries" a 13-year-old Tahitian girl but then leaves her about a year later when he returns to France. He justifies this by saying a Tahitian of 13 is equivalent to a European of about 20. Then throughout he refers to her as a "child," so I guess not.It would have been better if I had read this before I went to the Gauguin museum in Turavao, [...]
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Gijs Grob Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
Gelezen in de Nederlandse vertaling van Johan de Molenaar.Kort verslag van Paul Gauguins eerste verblijf op Tahiti. Zijn aantekeningen zeggen in eerste instantie meer over hem en het laatnegentiende eeuwse Europa waar hij uit komt dan over Tahiti zelf: hij is duidelijk op zoek naar een Lost Paradise (dat in zijn tijd al niet meer op Tahiti bestond) en beziet de inwoners consequent als ex-kannibalen en 'nobele wilden'. Voeg daarbij wat dubieuze opmerkingen over vrouwen (hij neemt zelf doodleuk ee [...]
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Rebeca Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
"However depressed I may be I am not in the habit of giving up a project without having tried everything, even the 'impossible', to gain my end." "The blue line of the sea was frequently broken by the green of the wave-crests falling on the breakwater of coral.""All the joys -- animal and human -- of a free life are mine. I have escaped everything that is artificial, conventional, customary. I am entering into the truth, into nature. Having the certitude of a succession of days like this present [...]
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Beth Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
This magnificent presentation by Jonathan Griffin of the illustrated journal of Paul Gauguin sets in context not only the startling work of the artist, but hints throughout its sensitive translation his soul-search for a life that made more sense than the drudgery which trapped him in the stolid realm of business. His business was the freedom his art brought him. He found what he was looking for in Noa Noa, that "fragrant land." The journal was first published in 1901, and virtually sings of Gau [...]
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Malbadeen Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
i forgot about this book until i saw it in a bookstore today. I remember being in jr. high or high school and being so enamored with Gauguin and then finding out he had left his wife and 5 children to go live in Tahiti and i was so disappointed in him (i'm easily crushed- as i'm sure you can imagine the Britney Scandal has been very hard on me). I read this journal hoping ot find out what the heck he was thinking. I don't remember if i got any answers but i do remember thinking that Thati sounde [...]
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Fred Sampson Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
Interesting in so much as it reveals Gauguin's romanticized image of Tahiti and its people, "Noa Noa" also shows how much Gauguin was taken by the Polynesian religion and mythology, which plays out in his later paintings and sculptures. Sidebar: I finished reading "Noa Noa" on Bastille Day; as Tahiti remains a French possession, Bastille Day is celebrated there. I was on Bora Bora for the feast in 1978, after the Tahiti race on the yacht "Sorcery."
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Alexandra Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
"Onze siësta houden wij die dag, evenals alle andere dagen, naakt naast elkaar uitgestrekt, dommelend of dromend. Misschien ziet Tehura in haar droom andere oorringen schitteren. En ik zou alles wat ik weet willen vergeten en altijd slapen"Ooit komt een dag dat ik mij bevind in een vliegtuig of aan boord van een boot, naar Fiji, Paaseiland, of ergens anders waarvan ik het bestaan nu nog niet weet, en dan zullen Gauguins Tahiti en Büchs Niue met me meereizen.
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Elsa Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
Dated, sexist, racist and problematic for a modern reader - but also a beautifully written masterpiece of literature and a pleasure to read. The only part of this travelogue that I found dull was the transcripts of Tahitian religion, which were boring and apparently (according to the preface in my edition) not very reliable.
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Anna P Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
Curprinde in prima parte amintirile lui Gauguin dintr-o perioada de doi ani in care a trait in Tahiti iar in a doua fragmente din articolele publicate, interviurile sau corespondenta artistuluionlightblues.wordpress/2
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James Payne Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
This book is Gauguin complaining about how you can tell the French have colonized Tahiti while he is personally on a government mission, benefitting from government contacts, and sleeping with a 13 year-old Tahitian girl. It's curiously only tangentially about painting.
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Crescentm Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
This autobiography started off reasonably and actually gave a lot of setup for french polynesia. Towards the end it became disjointed from his life and began to weave tales about french polynesian myths which was an enjoyable read by itself but not in the context of his life.
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XandriaCollins Nov 18, 2019 - 09:18 AM
Actually good, even though I was forced to read it. Interesting to say the least and informative.
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Noa Noa: The Tahitian Journal By Paul Gauguin O. F. Theis Paul Gauguin fled what he called filthy Europe in 1891 to what he hoped would be an unspoiled paradise, Tahiti He painted 66 magnificent can vases during the first two years he spent there and kept notes from which he later wrote Noa Noa a journal recording his thoughts and impressions of that time.Noa Noa the most widely known of Gauguin s writings is reproducedPaul Gauguin fled what he called filthy Europe in 1891 to what he hoped would be an unspoiled paradise, Tahiti He painted 66 magnificent can vases during the first two years he spent there and kept notes from which he later wrote Noa Noa a journal recording his thoughts and impressions of that time.Noa Noa the most widely known of Gauguin s writings is reproduced here from a rare early edition 1919 , in a lucid translation capturing the artist s unpretentious style Page after page reveals Gauguin s keen observations of Tahiti and its people, and his passionate struggle to achieve the inner harmony he expressed so profoundly on canvas Gauguin s prose is as seductive as his paintings, filled with descriptions of warm seas, hidden lagoons, lush green forests, and beautiful Maori women.The journal is captivating reading, offering a compelling autobiographical fragment of the soul of a genius and a rare glimpse of Oceanian culture The brief periods of happiness Gauguin found among the Tahitians are eloquently expressed in his narrative We understand the motives that drove him and gain a deeper appreciation of his art.Today the manuscript provides unparalleled insight into Gauguin s thoughts as he strove to achieve spiritual peace, and into the wellsprings of a singular artistic style which changed the course of modern art This wonderfully affordable edition enhanced by 24 of Gauguin s South Seas drawings makes a unique and passionate testament accessible to all art lovers.

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