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Day of the God (Mahana no Atua), 1894
|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”.
|Institution||Art Institute of Chicago|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||68.3 x 91.5 cm|