National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Parau na te Varua ino (Words of the Devil) Paul Gauguin (artist)
French, 1848 - 1903
Parau na te Varua ino (Words of the Devil), 1892
oil on canvas
overall: 91.7 x 68.5 cm (36 1/8 x 26 15/16 in.) framed: 116.8 x 94 x 10.1 cm (46 x 37 x 4 in.)
Gift of the W. Averell Harriman Foundation in memory of Marie N. Harriman
On View
From the Tour: Paul Gauguin
Object 5 of 8

1910"Anarchy in High Art." The Tatler 491 (23 November 1910): 228 repro. but not discussed in text.
1913Cox, K. "The Modern Spirit in Art." Harper's Weekly LVII no. 2934 (March 15, 1913): 10.
1919Morice, Charles. Paul Gauguin. Paris, 1919: repro.
1925Rotonchamp, Jean. Paul Gauguin 1848-1903. Paris, 1925:137
1930Alexandre, Arsène. Paul Gauguin: Sa vie et le Sens de son Oeuvre. Paris, 1930:262
1933Bulliet, C.J. "A Century of Progress in Collecting." Parnassus V, no. 4 (March 1933): repro
1933Frankfurter, Alfred M. "Art in the Century of Progress." The Fine Arts 20, no. 2 (June 1933): repro.
1936Bulliet, C. J. The Significant Moderns and Their Pictures. New York, 1936: repro. no. 76.
1938Bowie, T.R. "Word & Picture Relationships: French Romanitc Painters and Authors in a Stdy Exhibition." Art News XXXVI, no. 34 (May 21, 1938):repro.
1941"Cezanne to Picasso." Art Digest XI, no. 11 (March 1, 1941):20, repro.
1949Leymarie, J. Gauguin: Exposition du Centenaire. Exh. Cat. Orangerie des Tuileries, Paris, 1949:46.
1950Lewandowski, Herbert. Paul Gauguin, oder, Die Flucht vor der Zivilisation. Bern, 1950: 348.
1953Dorra, H. "The First Eves in Gauguin's Garden." Gazette des Beaux-Arts XLI (March 1953):201, repro.
1956Rewald, John. Post-Impressionism. New York, 1956:513, repro.
1959Schwartz, M.D. "Gauguin at the Metropolitan Museum." Apollo 69, no. 412 (June 1959): 198, repro.
1961Schneeberger, Pierre-Francis. Gauguin-Tahiti. Lausanne, 1961:26, repro.
1963Brown, Milton W. The Story of the Armory Show. New York, 1963: 174, 175, 244, no. 175.
1963"Armory Show Restaged on 50th Anniversary." Progressive Architecture XLIV (April 1963): 63. repro.
1964Wildenstein, Georges. Gauguin. Paris, 1964: no. 458.
1967Dorra, Henri. "More on Gauguin's Eves." Gazette des Beaux-Arts s.6 vol 69 (February 1967):110, repro.
1967Danielsson, Bengt. "Gauguin's Tahitian Titles." The Burlington Magazine 109, no. 769 (April 1967):230
1973"La Chronique des Arts." Gazette des Beaux-Arts suppl. LXXXI, no. 1249 (February 1973): 151, repro.
1973Amishai-Maisels, Ziva. "Gauguin's 'Philasophical Eve'." The Burlington Magazine CXV (June 1973):373, 374, 377,378, 381, 382, repro.
1975Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: repro. 528.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 148, repro.
1977Field, Richard. Paul Gauguin: The Paintings of the First Voyage to Tahiti. New York, 1977:123
1981Sugana, Gabriele Mandel. Tout l'oeuvre peint de Gauguin. Paris, 1981: no. 279, repro.
1983Vance, Mary Lynn Zink. "Gauguin’s Polynesian pantheon as a visual language." Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983.
1983Teilhet-Fisk, Jenahhe. Paradue Reviewed: An Interpretation of Gauguin's Polynesian Symbolism. Ann Arbor, 1983:74-77, repro.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 524, no. 785, color repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 169, repro.
1987Thomson, Belinda. Gauguin. London, 1987:142, repro.
1988NGA Gauguin 1988, 147.
1988Vandepitte, Francisca. "Het Exotisme bij Gauguin." Gentse Bijdragen tot de Kunstgeschiedenis en Oudheidkunde XXVII (1988):118-119, repro.
1989Solomon-Godeau, Abigail. "Going Native," Art in America 77, no. 7 (July 1989):repro. 118.
1990Beall, John. "Gauguin's Uncanny Nude: Manao tupapau." Rutgers Art Review 11 (1990): 42-43
1990Brooks, Peter. "Gauguin's Tahitian Body." The Yale Journal of Criticism vol 3, no. 2 (Spring 1990): repro.
1992National Gallery of Art, Washington. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 201, repro.
1993Christensen, Carol. "The Painting Materials and Technique of Paul Gauguin." Studies in the History of Art 41 (1993): 75-78, repro. no. 8, repro. no. 10.
1997Damigella, Anna Maria. Paul Gauguin: la vita e l'opera. Milan, 1997:168-169, repro.
1998Naubert-Riser, Constance. Jean McEwen: Poémes Barbares. Paris, 1998: 10, repro.
1999Mathews, Patricia. Passionate Discontent: Creativity, Gender, and French Symbolist Art. Chicago, 1999:repro.
1999Feldman, Ruth. Van Gogh to Picasso: The Moshe and Sara Mayer Collection. Tel Aviv, 1999:repro. 58
2000Paul Gauguin: Von der Bretagne nach Tahiti. Ein Aufbruch zur Moderne. Exh. cat. Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, 2000:142, repro.
2000Art Nouveau, 1890-1914. Exh. cat. Victoria & Albert Museum, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 2000-2001: no. 123.
2001Zafran, Eric M., ed. Gauguin's Nirvana: Painters at Le Pouldu 1889-90. Exh. cat., Wadsworth Atheneum, 2001:117-118, repro.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 376, no. 307, color repro.
2010Gruetzner Robins, Anna. "'Manet and the Post-Impressionists': a checklist of the exhibits." The Burlington Magazine 152 (December 2010): 786, repro. 787.

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