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Day of the God (Mahana no Atua), 1894

 
 
 
 
 
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Artist Gauguin, Eugène Henri Paul

In this canvas Gauguin drew from native and classical mythology as well as Egyptian tomb paintings to create an extraordinary vision of an imaginary primitive paradise. the painting was purchased by Degas, who was one of the first to recognise Gauguin’s genius, calling him “the collarless wolf”.

 
Date

 1894

 
Institution Art Institute of Chicago
   
Medium Oil on canvas
 
Dimensions 68.3 x 91.5 cm
 
 
 

 

 

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