||Gauguin, Eugène Henri Paul
Once had abandoned Impressionism, Gauguin painted very few pure landscapes as he had done before under Pissarro’s guidance. It would seem that in Tahiti the natives attracted him almost more that the beautiful scenery, or at least that he seldom contemplated this scenery without simultaneously thinking of its inhabitants who in his mind were an inseparable part of it. Their strange customs, their nimble bodies, their colorful raiment deeply stirred his imagination. Yet every now and then he let himself be impregnated with the mystic charm of a tropical landscape such as this, where he studied nature almost without thinking o its habitants; the lone native and the black animal hardly interfere with the majesty of the scene – they even appear to accentuate its solitude.