Wooden carving of a naked Marquesian woman, in the Paul Gauguin Cultural Center, a museum which opened in 2003, in Atuona, on the island of Hiva Oa, in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. The museum includes a reconstruction of the Maison du Jouir or House of Pleasure, home to French artist Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903, from 1901 to his death, a traditional 2-storey hut with a wooden lintel carved by Gauguin in 1901 with the inscription, 'Be mysterious. Be loving and you will be happy'. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Wooden carving of a naked Marquesian woman, in the Paul Gauguin Cultural Center, a museum which opened in 2003, in Atuona, on the island of Hiva Oa, in the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. The museum includes a reconstruction of the Maison du Jouir or House of Pleasure, home to French artist Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903, from 1901 to his death, a traditional 2-storey hut with a wooden lintel carved by Gauguin in 1901 with the inscription, 'Be mysterious. Be loving and you will be happy'....
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