‘Tribute show’ to the greatest



Opening Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the musée du quai Branly, located along the Seine, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, the exhibition, “Matahoata, Arts and Society in the Marquesas Islands” is a showing of some 300 works for the first time in 20 years,

From Paul Gauguin to Jacques Brel, from Robert Louis Stevenson to Herman Melville, the Marquesas Islands have fascinated the greatest artists. The exhibition pays tribute to these writers, painters, musicians from the 19th century onwards, many Western artists have ventured into that distant area, attracted by the traditional culture of the Polynesian archipelago.

Paul Gauguin


A sophisticated and complex aesthetic is the feature of the Marquesas Islands arts, marked by the predominance of the human figure, mata in Marquesan language, and in particular, the very large eyes that decorate sculptures and tattoos.

For more information, see: http://alambret.com/portfolio/musee-du-quai-branly.


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