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Paul Gauguin painted the painting “Never Again” in 1897 in Tahiti. He performed it on canvas with oil. Now she is in London in Curto.
The composition represents a thematic version of “reclining naked”: a naked Tahitian young girl is located on a rather rich bed and, as an attentive viewer might think, attentively listens to what is happening around her.
Behind her, in the doorway, are visible two figures who are talking animatedly about something with each other. And if you look closely at the upper left corner, you will notice a hanging picture with a clear caption “Nevermore”, which in translation into Russian just means “Never again”.
It is also worth paying attention to the black crow, which is located behind the nude. Which symbolizes the poem of Edgar Allan Poe “Raven”.
The picture is aged in gloomy dark color shades. She seemed to create a breath of anxious feelings, but not a passionate platonic desire for a naked and young girl.
The main character of the composition looks alarming. She is clearly thinking of something. Maybe about those two women behind her? Or a raven?
The stylization of the letter of the French painter - it is densely condensed strokes, colorful, vibrant colors and tones - as if admire the work of expressionists.
A lot of critics argue about the deep meaning of the artist’s works. But Gauguin himself said that the main idea is that there is a certain understatement in this work. And precisely for this reason, this picture, as well as other creations of this artist, carry a whole series of various interpretations.
It has already been officially proven that Gauguin's painting “Never Again” was created on canvas on top of another picture.
Painting Surikov Suvorov Crossing the Alps