Arts Everyday Living: Through the Eyes of Gauguin—Mary and the Christ Child in Tahiti

Paul Gauguin, la Orana Maria (Hail Mary), 1891, oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

French icon Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) spent the last decade of his career in the exotic locale of Tahiti, earning a reputation as a ground-breaking artist, including the depiction of a native version of Mary and the Christ Child above.

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