Gauguin Museum, Hiva Oa

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Head to Gauguin Museum for an introduction to one of French Polynesia's most famous adopted sons. The French Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin adored the islands from the time he first visited in 1891, taking up full-time residence here in the years proceeding his death in 1903. The museum collects memorabilia, photographs, and documents related to the artist--including some sketches attributed to the artist himself--and displays them in an imaginative and informative way. Be inspired by the artist's relationship with the islands, and pick up a souvenir print or postcard to take away with you. Use our Hiva Oa trip planning site to visit Gauguin Museum on your trip to Hiva Oa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • even if they are only copies, we understand the torment of Gauguin as well in Britain as ' in the Marquesas. I'm not a fan but some challenge. in any case to make.
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  • This museum at Atunoa on the island of Hiva Oa takes back us in life tormented these two characters. A very large number of reproductions of paintings by Paul Gaugin are presented in a beautiful building of local style. A few meters further, accompanied by songs of the artist, Jacques Brel's plane is exposed and a large number of photos we re remember his life. In the top of the village the graves of these two characters is a must.
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  • The Gaugin Museum was a disappointment for me. Of course, I knew that there no originals are exhibited, but copies leave schales feeling of knock-offs and some of the most famous works are non-existent. Why it's worth anyway: information about the life of Gauguin and the leadership.
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