Wooden lintel carved by Gauguin in 1901 with the inscription, 'Be mysterious. Be loving and you will be happy', on the reconstruction of the Maison du Jouir or House of Pleasure, a traditional 2-storey hut and home to French artist Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903, from 1901 to his death, now part of 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. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Wooden lintel carved by Gauguin in 1901 with the inscription, 'Be mysterious. Be loving and you will be happy', on the reconstruction of the Maison du Jouir or House of Pleasure, a traditional 2-storey hut and home to French artist Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903, from 1901 to his death, now part of 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. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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