Gauguin "Nave Nave Moe" - Magnet
Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)
Nave Nave Moe (Eau délicieuse) 1894 - The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg
Eau délicieuse is the traditional name for this painting in the Hermitage collection and was derived from the 1895 catalogue of Paul Gauguin's works compiled most likely by the painter himself for his exhibition and sale. The Tahitian name - Nave Nave Moe - painted on the canvas is translated in various ways. Wildenstein translates it as "joie de se reposer." Bouge and Danielsson suggest more accurate alternatives: Sweet Dreams, doux rêves, and Delightful drowsiness (rêverie délicieuse ).