Fatata Te Miti

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Fatata te Miti
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Artist Paul Gauguin
Year 1892
Catalogue W 463
Type Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions 68 by 92 centimetres (27 in × 36 in)
Location National Gallery of Art, Washington DC


Fatata Te Miti (En: By the Sea) is an oil painting by Paul Gauguin. It is dated 1892. It measures 26 3/4 x 36 in. It hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.[1][2] The picture was painted a few months after Gauguin's first arrival in Tahiti. He retreated to the island's interior to live among the natives. Tehura, Gauguin's vahine, probably posed for the female on the right. John Walker writes, "In all his canvases painted in the South Seas, Complementary colors—orange and blue, yellow and violet, green and red—at their highest intensities and without modulation of values, are balanced harmoniously against each other, forming beautiful, almost abstract patterns.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "By the Sea (Fatata te Miti)". Web Gallery of Art. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  2. "Paul Gauguin New York Times". New York Times. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  3. Walker, John. 1982. National Gallery of Art. Abrams, Inc. p.136 ISBN 0-517-396041