Tahitian women on the beach (1892; French Polynesia) by Paul Gauguin

Tahitian women on the beach - Paul Gauguin - 1892; French Polynesia

Artwork Information

TitleTahitian women on the beach
ArtistPaul Gauguin
Date1892; French Polynesia
Dimensions109.9 x 81.5 cm
Art MovementCloisonnism
Current LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art (Met), New York City, NY, US

About Tahitian women on the beach

The artwork titled “Tahitian Women on the Beach” was created by the artist Paul Gauguin in 1892. The medium used is oil on canvas. Measuring 109.9 by 81.5 centimeters, it is a fine example of the genre painting style from the Cloisonnism movement. As of the last available information, the artwork is housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York City, NY, United States.

In the artwork, Gauguin captures the serene essence of French Polynesia, depicting two Tahitian women on the beach. One is seated facing away from the viewer, while another is lying on the ground in a profile view; their natural poses and relaxed demeanor convey a sense of peaceful daily life in this exotic locale. A third woman is partially observed in the background, incorporating a sense of depth to the scene. The bold use of color and the strong outlines—characteristic of Cloisonnism—give the painting an almost flat, decorative appearance. Gauguin’s technique emphasizes the harmony of the figures with their surroundings, creating a composition that is both striking in its simplicity and rich in its evocation of a faraway culture.

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