Gauguin Museum, Hiva Oa

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.1/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web
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. Put Gauguin Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hiva Oa vacation route planner.
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  • The Gauguin Museum allows you to trace the life of the artist and its artistic development: many interesting texts punctuate the collection of copies of his paintings. Through his life in Polynesia one can also get a glimpse of life at the time. The reconstruction of the House of the enjoy is friendly but limited; interest It is located in front of the well (found through fairly recent excavations) which used the painter. Around, bungalows accommodate artists of passage. The visit of the centre lasts about an hour, I advise to continue by Brel, a simple shed space that allows to see the plane Jojo that look, and to live a moment of emotion listening to her most beautiful songs; a few posters and explanatory notes there also but it travels very quickly.
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  • The exposition of the Museum has no interest; but this is the place where Gauguin lived and painted for a few years.
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  • We visited this Museum and there found an exhibition of paintings "-style Gauguin". interest a historical fresco linking the life of the painter and the history of the Marquesas. interesting! reception friendly and smiling.
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