Autograph letter signed "Paul Gauguin" to daniel de monfreid [tahiti], November 1895, 3/4 p. In-4° a few spots, tear on the folds. Passionate letter opening the last chapter of his life: his second voyage in Polynesia.Gauguin evokes his installation in tahiti, his life of sexual and financial debauchery, his desire for painting and his family, who remained in Europe. "My dear daniel at the time I receive your kind letter I have not yet touched a brush except to make a window in my workshop. I had to stay at popee in flying camp, make a decision; finally have me build a large Tahitian square in the countryside. For example, it is superb as an exhibition in the shade, on the side of the road and behind me a view of the amazing mountain. There is a large grilled bamboo sparrow cage with a coconut roof, divided into two parts by the curtains of my former workshop. One of the two parts forms bedroom with very little light to have freshness. The other part has a large window at the top to form a workshop. On the floor of the mats and my old Persian carpet.
All decorated with fabrics, trinkets and drawings. You see, I'm not too much to complain about right now. Every night the angry girls invade my bed; I had three to work yesterday. I'm going to stop this life of patachon to take a serious woman home and work hard, all the more so as I feel like I'm verve and I think I'm going to do better work than I used to.
[teha'amana] married in my absence and I was forced to cocufie her husband, but she cannot live with me, despite an eight-day runaway she made. This is the place of the medal; the reverse is less reassuring. As always when I feel money in the pocket and expectations I spend without counting, relying on the future and my talent, then I quickly get to the end of the roll. My house paid, I'm going to have 900 f and I don't get any news from france, which scares me a little bit.When I left, levy had to send me 2600 that the coffee of the varieties owed me. With other debts it is owed to me in total 4300 f, I do not even receive a letter. You are as always the first person who thought of me and I am very grateful to you. On receipt of my letter see levy rue st lazare 57 and tell him I'm very worried about my money and my painting stuff at home. If you're in London, write to bellard.
They'll tell me: why are you going so far - but when I'm away close as in Bretagne for example it's the same thing. So here you are decorator and in London I am very happy for you. If you can make a productive trip in any case interesting. I see in your letter that you were in the midday and that you took care of a divorce. But you're not telling me how this case ended.How much trouble we inevitably create with marriage this stupid institution. And I see that mailhol [maillol] is on the train: I wish him good luck.
But I'm afraid for him and it would be a shame because he's a good soul and an artist. See what I did with the cleaning: I left without warning.Let my family do it alone because if there's only me to help her!!! I intend to end my life here in my perfectly quiet place. Oh, yes, I'm a great criminal. Michelangelo, too, and I'm not a michel angel. Well hello to your friends and annette everything to you greatly paul Gauguin I write by this mail to schuffenecker".
From the port of Marseille, Gauguin embarks on the Australian, a steamboat, to arrive at tahiti on September 9, 1895. Disappointed by the transformations of the small town occupied by ever more settlers between its last installation and the new one, it decided to move away from it by 13 kilometers to settle as close to nature, in punaauia. This is where there is its new traditional Tahitian box, bamboo and palm leaves, built with the help of the locals, which it describes in detail here.
He also evokes, without naming her, teha'amana, a very young girl whom he married during his first stay (she was then 13 years old), but who during the absence of the painter between 1893 and 1895 married another man, ma'ari. When she arrived in the fall of 1895, Gauguin made a signal to her, she became her vainée again.The wedding, however, lasted only a week, during which Gauguin boasted of having "cocufied" the said ma'ari: "My former wife married in my absence and I was forced to cocufie her husband." The painter here does not say that teha'amana would have been horrified by the syphilitic wounds covering his legs. She ran away and went back to her ma'ari's. From then on, Gauguin takes advantage of the pleasures of the flesh more than ever, spends without counting and multiplies adventures with "enraged kids". The painter is already at the expense of financial resources just two months after his installation: "As always when I feel money in the pocket and expectations, I spend without counting, relying on the future and my talent, then I quickly arrive at the end of the roll".
He married a few months later pau'ura to get out of this "life of patachon to take a serious woman home," as he wrote. Gauguin paints a mythical world in which the oriental, western and oceanian religious traditions merge, past and present. His paintings are the reflections of a world he believes in, an ideal world that he stages.Gauguin finally showed himself very direct with his correspondent, then in the throes of a confrontational divorce: "See what I did with the housework, I left without warning. Let my family do it alone because I'm the only one to help her!!! Despite his violent remarks to his family, it is clear that his children's thoughts have never been left in a gauging state. The premature death of his favorite daughter, aline, in 1897, the terrace of sorrow. Letters of gauguin to daniel from monfreid, crès. 1918, letter xx Gauguin to tahiti and the Marquesas Islands. This item is in the category "collections\letters, old papers\autographs\others". The seller is "laurent-autographs" and is located in this country: fr. This item can be shipped to the following country: whole world.