Tropical Rearwindow: Gauguin’s Manao Tupapau and Primitivist Ambivalence

Nov. 1, 1998

I'm not much on rearwindow ethics" –Grace Kelly, responding to Jimmy Stewart's belated ethical/optical crisis, in Hitchcock's Rear Window Sadistic Gaze [1] Two recent and influential feminist discussions of Paul Gauguin's Pacific oeuvre have no time for ambivalence when it comes to analysing Gauguin's imbrication in the aesthetic practices and... Read more »