Paul Gauguin : The Child of God (The Nativity) -1896

These are two works painted while Gauguin was in Tahiti. They show differing views of the Nativity, both showing Mary looking completely exhausted after the traumas of birth.The model for Mary was his young teenage mistress, who was pregnant at the time. Jesus is seen in the hands of the woman next to the bed. The traditional animals within the stable are there although the scene is transposed to the South Seas. An angel with green wings can also be seen in the background. 
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