Parisien Gauguin held close relationships with several other notable artists of that period, and similiarly struggled like them to attain critical acclaim for his work.

Gauguin was best known for his friendship with Van Gogh and the two were housemates for a short time.

The artist took several paintings from Van Gogh to form part of his own collection, and is now understood to have an impressive eye for art which was ahead of it's time.

Post-Impressionists were known for bold, bright colours and the French countryside proved a useful avenue for inspiration for Gauguin and Van Gogh, with local nature and climate being ideal for their style of art.

The painting displayed here was titled, Two Woman of Tahiti Parau Api (What's New?) and Gauguin produced it in 1892.