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Nafeaffaa Ipolpo Aka When Will You Marry by Paul Gauguin - Reproduction Oil Painting
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Nafeaffaa Ipolpo Aka When Will You Marry

One of his most prolific periods, Paul Gauguin’s First Tahitian period was dedicated in no small part to portraying the people of Tahiti almost like nymphs and satyrs, living only to sing, dance and make love. Indeed, that is precisely what he expected to find when he left Paris for the Southern Seas. That was far from the reality of the islands, which were rather unremarkable, and already occupied by a strong European colonial presence which had, by that time, affected the local culture significantly, to a point where not much was left untouched. Being so, Gauguin often relied heavily on what he could find of native culture to compose his paintings, often intertwining it with the Buddhist aesthetics present in the Borobodur pictures present in his imaginary museum, which he carried with him in his travels.

The oil on canvas piece, which was finished in 1892, the year following Gauguin’s arrival in Tahiti, was among the most highly prized by the artist, although its reception in the Parisian art market was tepid at best, receiving stellar criticism, but achieving little in the way of sales. Yet, history would do justice to Gauguin’s valuing of the piece, as recently, in 2015, the famous art patron Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani, sister to Qatar’s ruling Emir, purchased it for over two hundred million dollars, making it one of the highest prices ever paid for a painting or any other work of art.

In this painting, Gauguin portrayed two women, one partially behind the other. The one further in the back is dressed in a mission dress, and seems to be posing the eponymous question, and has her hand in a position that was probably found by Gauguin in Buddhist art, and in that context is usually meant to denote warning. Her expression is hard, judging, and betrays some relationship between the two women.

The other woman, in front of her, wears traditional Tahitian clothes, and bears a defensive pose, like she was trying to escape from her interlocutor. Behind her left ear is a white flower, which would be a traditional Tahitian way for a woman to indicate she was looking for a husband. As such, the painting seems to portray not only the relationship between two women but also the relationship between the westernized natives and their traditionalist brethren, with the former bringing Catholic guilt into the latter’s formerly carefree lives.

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