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Woman holding a fetus (Eu haere ia oe) - Paul Gauguin. 92.5x73.5
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) connected his own work with the distant island of Tahiti. He found his ideal of beauty in the image of a young Tahitian with wide shoulders, a strong torso, a special outline of the face, on which plump lips, wide wings of the nose and amazing almond-shaped eyes stand out. To convey a peculiar world where man and nature live in harmony, Gauguin departed from many traditions of European painting. He abandoned the aerial perspective, black and white modeling. The main characteristics of his artistic manner are decorativeness and monumentalism. In the works of Gauguin observation of the real life and life of the peoples of Oceania is gradually closely intertwined with local myths. Holding mango fruit The Tahitian woman is painted in a beautiful, exquisite golden brown tone. Perhaps the first Tahitian wife of Gauguin served as a model, Tehura. The landscape, like the figure, is interpreted in the picture very generalized. Spots of golden, red, pink and green colors make the canvas look like a decorative colorful carpet.