Merahi Metua no Tehamana by Gauguin

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Art Institute of Chicago
published on 02 May 2022

An 1893 oil on canvas, Merahi Metua no Tehamana (Tehamana Has Many Parents or The Ancestors of Tehamana), by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) the French post-impressionist painter. Painted in Tahiti, one of the final works completed by the artist there during his first visit. Tehamana was the teenage girl Gauguin lived with. The artist here shows the contrast between the traditional Tahitian in the background painting and Tehamana in the European clothes that missionaries promoted on the island. The title refers to the Tahitian custom of youngsters having both real and foster parents. (Art Institute of Chicago, USA)

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