Moa Moa

Title: Self Portrayal with Raft Size: 99 cm x 130 cm Artist / Location / Date: C. Hebell, Berlin 1998 Material Painting / Frame: Oil on canvas


In this picture the painter tried to develop a self portrayal. He had travelled to the island of Tahiti where he had undertaken research for the traces of an ancient master, the great Frenchman and what he had left behind. The remote and supposedly paradisiac isles from Moa Moa were not as easy and cheap to live on as tourism-PR uses to suggest. The indigene females had scarcely any similarity with the madonnas the master had presented in his art of the alternative. Moa Moa was crowded with an infinite number… Continue reading