Ia Orana Maria

Ia Orana Maria (Ave Maria) is an 1891 oil on canvas painting by Paul Gauguin, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is one of the first works in his Tahitian period and shows two Polynesians (centre) greeting the Madonna and Child.

Ia Orana Maria (Ave Maria)
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ArtistPaul Gauguin
Year1891
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions114 cm × 88 cm (45 in × 35 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York

See alsoEdit

 
Ink sketch for Ia Orana Maria (1892; Paris)
 
The two figures saluting Mary are inspired by this ancient bas-relief from the Javanese temple at Borobudur.