The bright contrasting colors make this work stand out

The bright contrasting colors make this work stand out

7/26/2021, 11:31:02 AM
The bright contrasting colors make this work stand out. Mahana no Atua (Day of the God) was painted in 1894 by the French artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903). It is an imaginary view of a Tahitian beach, and it reflects some of Gauguin’s ideas about the culture and feelings he had on this South Pacific island. It shows three women on the beach in the foreground, representing life, birth, and death. And behind them is a large idol of the Polynesian goddess Hina. And to her right, two women are dancing the upaupa, a suggestive ancient Tahitian dance. Gauguin spent the last 13 years of his life in French Polynesia in the South Pacific. But he did temporarily return home to France in 1894, which is where he painted this specific work. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #Gauguin #PaulGauguin #FrenchArt #FrenchArtist #FrenchPainter #God #Mysterious #Life #Birth #Death #Primitivism

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