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"The birth - Te tamari no atua - The Child of God " (see details A | B) (see related A), 1896 Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Bavaria, Germany

One of the leading paintings by Gauguin - one story is that this teenage Polynesian mistress Pahura (barely over the age of 15 years) gave birth near Christmas time of 1895. Note the halo over the head of the newborn. Gauguin returned to Paris the next year. Gauguin is said to have asserted; "God does not belong to the scientist, nor to the logician; it belongs to the poets, to the realm of dreams; hi is the symbol of Beauty, Beauty itself ..."  
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