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Where do we come from? (Gauguin)

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'Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (1897–1898, original French title: D'où venons-nous? Que sommes-nous? Où allons-nous?) is one of Paul Gauguin's most famous paintings. Created in Tahiti, it is currently housed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, USA...Gauguin—after vowing that he would commit suicide following this painting's completion, something he had previously attempted—indicated that the painting should be read from right to left, with the three major figure groups illustrating the questions posed in the title.' Wikipedia

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I plan to see this one one day, it is one of my all time favorites!

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I saw this painting in 1995 when I was visiting Boston. (BTY, I live in UK) It was such breath taking moment for me. I can relate this to seeing Grand Canyon for the first time, it was the same feeling, a feeling of loss and "vow". Piscasso is my hero but this painting and Picasso's Science and Charity are my favourites.

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