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Noa Noa: The Devil Speaks (Mahna No Varua Ino) (recto); Women Washing Clothes (verso)
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Item Details
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Culture
France, late 19th century
Title
Noa Noa: The Devil Speaks (Mahna No Varua Ino) (recto); Women Washing Clothes (verso)
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Work Type
Print
Date
1893-1894
Material
woodcut
Measurements
Sheet: 20.5 x 32.1 cm (8 1/16 x 12 5/8 in.); Image: 20.3 x 31.9 cm (8 x 12 9/16 in.)
Description
When Gauguin returned to Paris from Tahiti in 1893, he conceived a book that would describe his life
among the natives and place his South Seas paintings within a context. Gauguin produced ten woodcuts to illustrate Noa Noa. Printed by hand, sometimes on colored paper, these prints have a rough-hewn, coarse quality that enhances the subject matter. An experimental printmaker, Gauguin varied inks, papers, colors, printing pressure, and even modes of printing so that each impression is unique. He would sometimes ink the woodblock unevenly, creating a partially incomprehensible image on many first-state impressions and increasing the scene’s mystery and ambiguity, as here. In 1921 Pola Gauguin inked and wiped the block so that the subject is visible clearly.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Prints
Department: Prints
Provenance: Ex collection: Henri M. Petiet, Paris
The Jane B. Tripp Charitable Lead Annuity Trust
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
2008.149_full.tif
SSID
24626618

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