Where do we come from? Who are we? Where are we going?, oil on canvas,
139 × 375 cm (55 × 148 in)
Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? is a painting by French artist Paul Gauguin. Gauguin inscribed the original French title in the upper left corner: D'où Venons Nous / Que Sommes Nous / Où Allons Nous. The inscription the artist wrote on his canvas has no question mark, no dash, and all words are capitalized. In the upper right corner he signed and dated the painting: P. Gauguin / 1897. The painting was created in Tahiti, and is in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Gauguin's self-portrait of 1893,
with Spirit of the Dead Watching in the background.
I shut my eyes in order to see.
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.