Paul Gauguin / O Fruitful Earth / about 1894Paul Gauguin
O Fruitful Earth
about 1894

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Creator Name: Gauguin, Paul
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1848 - 1903
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Paul Gauguin
Title: O Fruitful Earth
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1892
Creation End Date: 1896
Creation Date: about 1894
Object Type: Prints
Classification Term: Woodcut
Materials and Techniques: woodcut in black ink with traces of red
Dimensions: H.13-3/4 x W.8 in. (image)H.16-1/2 x W.11-7/8 in. (sheet)
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: P.93.21.11
Credit Line: Gift of Kenneth R. and Lillian Smith

In 1893 Paul Gauguin returned to Paris from his first trip to Tahiti and exhibited his new paintings to a bewildered public. After the critics panned his show, Gauguin wrote Noa-Noa to explain his Tahitian works. The woodblock prints he included in the book were meant to be translations, rather than reproductions, of paintings, sculptures, and drawings he had created in Tahiti.

AMICA ID: MIA_.P.93.21.11
Component Measured: image
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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