Hail Mary (Ia Orana Maria) by Paul Gauguin - Art Poster
Hail Mary (Ia Orana Maria) by Paul Gauguin by Paul Gauguin - Art Poster
Ia Orana Maria (Hail Mary) (1891) was the first major canvas Paul Gaugin painted in Tahiti. He traveled there in 1891 seeking a wild tropical paradise free from the constraints of modern society. The artist soon discovered that this ‘primitive paradise’ did not exist, and instead he witnessed the impact of French colonial policies that the suppression of Polynesian native culture, customs, and religious beliefs.
In Ia Orana Maria Gauguin subtly addressed this tension by translating the traditional Christian subject to a Polynesian setting. The painting depicts an encounter between two Tahitian women and a visionary Madonna and Child. The women pay homage to the Madonna and Child, greeting them with words written in Roman characters at the bottom left of the painting ‘Ia Orana Maria’. ‘Ia Orana’ is a common salutation in Tahiti, meaning that the title of the painting translates to the greeting ‘Hello Mary’ or ‘Hail Mary’. Next to the two women is the figure of an angel with golden wings that are separated and partially concealed by a flowering bush.
This amazing and instantly recognizable work is perfect for a lover of fine art.
Printed onto 200gsm gloss poster paper, this poster is produced using the highest resolution images and quality printing techniques.
Poster Sizes and Information
This poster has white border as seen in the image of the framed mock-ups on the wall. The printed area is therefore:
Maxi Poster - Poster Size 610 x 915mm - Printed area 590 x 895mm
Two Thirds Maxi Poster - Poster Size 406 x 610mm - Printed area 393 x 597mm
Tabloid Poster- Poster Size 305 x 457mm - Printer area 295 x 447mm
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