This study analyses the paintings produced by Paul Gauguin, and the Pont-Aven
School, of Brittany. The paintings are examined as texts, with consideration of
their literal and symbolic representations, in the context of the artists, their critics,
and their intended audiences' social, cultural and economic backgrounds. [Continues.]
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.