Gauguin Paul. Eu Haere Ia Oe (Woman Holding a Fruit). Fine art postcard A6
The Maori title of the picture is translated as УWhere are you going?Ф. By this question the Tahitians usually greet the person they meet. The fruit, in fact, is a pumpkin in which water was brought. The art researchers consider that the prototype of the depicted woman was Pahura, the tahitian wife of the artist. Her calm and dignified figure is perceived as the figure of an oceanic paradise Eva. The vessel for water, in this case, is symbolic, because water is the symbol of life. The tahitian woman with a baby in her hands in the background is the hint that during the work on the canvas Pahura was pregnant.
The Tahitian holding a greenish-lemon colour fruit is painted in beautiful and sophisticated golden-brown shade. The clear line contouring the body adds density and expressiveness to the figure. The scenery, as well as the figure, is interpreted loosely. There is no sunshine or air vibration in the picture, but the burning heat of the tropic sun is felt in everything Ц in the colour of the womanТs skin, in the blue of the sky, in the still boughs, in the intensive red spots of the clothes and also in the peculiar slow rhythm penetrating the whole picture.
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