Fragrant Scent, 1893-1894

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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.

Fragrant Scent
Artist Life
1848 - 1903
Accession Number
Kenneth and Lillian Smith, Minnesota; bequethed to MIA, 1993.
Catalogue Raisonne
Kornfeld 13 III C; Guérin 16, 17
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