Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Remembering - Gauguin's women in the shade

Yesterday yielded another delight. My theory holds up. When the Tahitians sit under a tree, the colours of their skin and of their clothes greys somewhat. It is difficult use the words of art curators who choose brilliant, rich, glowing, etc. It is patently not true. Thanks to my visit to the rooms of Gauguin paintings in the Hermitage and now Tahiti, I have seen a new way of understanding Paul Gauguin's Tahitian paintings, and probably his Marquesan paintings. More research required. Perhaps a learned paper or article should be written, if I can be bothered.

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