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Gauguin: Maker of Myth

Watch on YouTube Narrated by Willem Dafoe and with Alfred Molina as the voice of Paul Gauguin, this four-part film by the National Gallery of Art profiles the artist who abandoned impressionism to create an art driven less by observation. Click to watch the subsequent parts: Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. Runtime: 30 min.


Gauguin in Tahiti

Art historian Elizabeth C Childs — author of "Vanishing Paradise: Art and Exoticism in Colonial Tahiti" — sheds light on the experiences of artist...

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Settlement of the Pacific

Dr. Patrick Kirch, University of California at Berkeley, explains the current state of archaeologists' understanding of the settlement of the Pacific ...

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Traditional Songs from Polynesia

The traditional music of Polynesia is based on poetic texts that are metaphorical and filled with allusions. The sound is both melodic and rhythmic, f...

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Tahiti | French Polynesia

Beautiful images of Tahiti.

Reef Base | French Polynesia

Visit An excellent resource for detailed information on the region's coral reefs and reef fish.