Where Do We Come From? What are We? Where Are We Going? by Gauguin

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Mark Cartwright
by Boston Museum of Fine Arts
published on 02 May 2022

An 1897 oil on canvas, Where Do We Come From? What are We? Where Are We Going?, by Paul Gauguin (1848-1903), the French post-impressionist painter. This huge frieze-like canvas measures 4.5 metres (15 ft) in length, but none of its ambiguous and mystical figures presents an easy answer to the questions in the painting's title. Gauguin considered the work the finest of his entire career. (Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA)

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