Name: Les Parau Parau (Conversation).
Artist: Paul Gauguin
Location: The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
Gauguin searched for a place where he could live in ecstasy, calmness and art' for most of his life. He searched for a more honest and sincere way of life. This search eventually led him to Tahiti. He painted this evocative painting shortly after his arrival. In Tahiti he discovered native artworks and was immediately fascinated with their flat forms and strong colours. He saw them as evidence of a wilder, less manipulated nature and incorporated these ideas into his own creative vision. Gauguin left Tahiti in 1891returned in 1895 and stayed there for the rest of his life.