Gauguin Paul. Les Parau Parau (Conversation). Art print on canvas
In 1891 searching for the new world-outlook, not connected with the traditions of the European culture, the artist went to the Tahiti Island. In Gauguin’s pictures made on Tahiti we can see not directly perceived objects, but rather the synthesis of images–rememberings. That’s why the artist used a number of details moving from one work to another. Under the influence of primitive forms of Polynesian art he created pictures the characteristic features of which were decorative stylization, planeness, rough forms and local relations of almost pure, wonderfully beautiful colours. Colour combinations of his canvases reflected natural qualities of the objects rather than transferred the symbolic sense of the images. In his works painted on the Oceania Islands which approximate to fresco painting by their decoration and monumental significance Gauguin immortalized the life and beliefs of aborigines. To the utmost plain figures in these pictures standing still in calm poses are close to the art of the “primitive peoples”. Gauguin treated the motive of talk as the embodiment of Oceania’s life rhythm. The inscriptions on the pictures made by Gauguin in the Polynesian language can be interpreted only approximately. The title “Les Parau Parau” is usually translated as “Conversation” (“Words, words”).
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Agni Publishing House (Samara, Russia), Nicholas Roerich Museum (New York) and Fine Arts Academy Gallery (Moscow, Russia) have published a unique album, dedicated to the pictorial heritage of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
Will be available on the second volume of a unique publication dedicated to the works of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947).
The album was released by the publishing house "Agni" (Samara), with active cooperation of the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York, as well as the Moscow Gallery Fine Arts Academy and the St. Petersburg State Museum and Institute of the Roerich Family.