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Phil Douglis | all galleries >> Galleries >> Gallery Eighty-five: On Tour Ė cruising the Mississippi from Memphis to the Gulf > Gaugin at Houmas House Plantation, Darrow, Louisiana, 2012
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Gaugin at Houmas House Plantation, Darrow, Louisiana, 2012

I did a double take as I walked past what I thought looked like a Gaugin painting hanging on a wall in one of the Houmas House rooms. I asked our guide if it really was a Gaugin, and she said it was indeed an original, unsigned painting by the famous French artist. She said the present owner of Houmas House had purchased it an auction in New York. It is said to represent the painterís Tahitian mistress. I noticed the diagonal lines in the upper right hand corner of the painting, and returned that evening to photograph the painting through a curtained window. The curtain forms a diagonal along the right side of my image, and rhythmically repeats the flow of the diagonals in Gauginís painting.

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