Te Faaturuma – The Brooding Woman
Te Faaturuma – The Brooding Woman, the silent and also reflective subject of this painting (converted from the original Tahitian title, Te Faaturuma) communicates the feeling of an enigma that the Polynesians evoked in the musician. He considered this painting amongst his ideal from the earlier Tahitian stay, and also it was eventually obtained by the French Stylist musician Edgar Degas, who had a number of jobs by Gauguin.
First a sailor, after that an effective stockbroker in Paris, Gauguin began painting as a pastime in his mid-twenties.
He soon allied himself with the Stylist musicians as well as showed with them from 1879 to 1886. In protest against the ills of civilization, he dealt with living primitively and also eventually decided on the South Pacific island of Tahiti. This artwork, painted during the first of 2 extended stays there, reveals Gauguin’s rejection of naturalism for stronger, unbelievable shade and also striking simplification of form, every one of which had a solid influence on contemporary art of the early twentieth century.