Paul Gauguin - The Call 1902

The Call 1902
The Call
1902 160x119cm oil/canvas
Cleveland Museum of Art

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From Cleveland Museum of Art:
Painted on a remote island in Polynesia a year before the artist's death, The Call belongs to a series of late works that explore the mysteries of life and death. Two women stand with bare feet, as if on sacred ground. One woman gestures to someone outside the picture, perhaps responding to a "call" from fate or destiny. Gauguin realized his ambition of painting from memory and the imagination through such mysterious, dreamlike images.