La Orana Maria by Gauguin

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Mark Cartwright
by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 27 April 2022

An 1891 oil on canvas, La Orana Maria (Hail Mary), by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) the French post-impressionist painter. This was the artist's first major canvas in Tahiti. It shows the artist's interest in Christian symbolism, as revealed in a letter he wrote: "An angel with yellow wings reveals Mary and Jesus, both Tahitians, to two Tahitian women, nudes dressed in pareus...I'm rather happy with it." (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

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