Sunday, November 8, 2015

Cats in Art: Eiaha Ohipa (Gauguin)

Life is interfering with blogging, so I am rerunning a Cats in Art post that I originally ran some 5 years ago.  Enjoy!


Cats in Art: Eiaha Ohipa

Continuing my Sunday tradition of Cats in Art.

Photo and text credit here.

This painting by Paul Gauguin is sometimes referred to as A Tahitian Interior, but the artist named it Eiaha Ohipa which means "doing nothing" in the language of Tahiti. And is there anyone who can do nothing better than a cat?

[1896, Paul Gauguin, Eiaha Ohipa, painting]

I love Gauguin's notion of "doing nothing" and including a cat.  Well done!

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