Parau na te Varua ino (Words of the Devil), 1892
|Artist||Gauguin, Eugène Henri Paul||
The words “mysterious” and “enigmatic” often appear in Gauguin’s letters and notes; indeed these were qualities which struck him, the European, so particularly among the South Sea people. And frequently he tried to capture in his works this element of an impenetrable world hidden behind he friendliness, the unconcern, even the apparent openness of he natives.
|Institution||National Gallery of Art, Washington|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||91.7 x 68.5 cm|