Gauguin Masterpiece Tahitian Culture Museum of Fine Arts Article Analysis

1. What is the thesis? Why does the author write this essay?

2. Is the author sympathetic or critical of Gauguin and his portrayal of Tahitian culture? Do you think he expects a similar opinion from his reader? Why or why not?

3. What is the symbolic meaning of this painting? What are some of the individual elements you find most compelling and why?