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Ia Orana Maria (Hail Mary), 1891
|Artist||Gauguin, Eugène Henri Paul||
Gauguin was a prosperous stockbroker, a married man, and a Sunday painter when in 1883 he dramatically abandoned career and family to dedicate himself wholly to painting. His restless spirit drove him to Brittany where he established a colony of artists, to Arles where he painted with Van Gogh, and finally to the South Seas. In the primitive Eden of Tahiti he found his spiritual home.
|Institution||The Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||113.7 x 87.6 cm|