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The backdrop to the portraits is Tahiti. The sitters are feminine, sensual, proffering ripe fruits and wearing flower garlands. The colours are bright: tropical yellows, hot pinks, mango orange and cobalt blue. But that description also applies to a series of photographs by Swiss-Guinean photographer Namsa Leuba, part of the inaugural exhibition at Boogie Wall, a new London gallery dedicated to female artists. The French artist first went to Tahiti in , abandoning his family, and having sexual relationships with girls he claimed were as young as 13, giving many of them syphilis. The Ancestors of Tehamana by Paul Gauguin — the hieroglyphs in the background of this portrait are nonsensical.
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The islands of Polynesia have long been a source of inspiration to visitors. Along with his wife, he traveled thousands of miles around the region , hoping to provide LIFE readers with a hint of what made the place such a rich wellspring of art. The result was a Jan. And the aerial view of Bora Bora seen in slide three was just as James A.