watercolour and charcoal on paper laid down on card
To be included in the new edition of the Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre de Paul Gauguin being prepared under the sponsorship of the Wildenstein Institute. PROVENANCE
Sale: Crédit Municipal, Paris, 8th February 1962, lot 10 Purchased at the above sale by the present owner CATALOGUE NOTE
Gauguin's attraction to the freedom, wilderness and simplicity of life in the South Seas led him to Tahiti, which was far removed from France and Western artisitic traditions. Here, his art took on a boldness of line and colour. Forms in nature were flattened and simplified to create strong visual impact. The culture and people of Tahiti provided the basis for his art and Gauguin soon idealised the women of this society.