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Painting Fatu Hiva

FATU HIVA is found within the chain of islands called today The Marquesas!

Te Henua Enana/Te fenua Enata, “the land of men” – most people know these chain of islands as the Marquesas (Îles Marquises), named such, after Spanish explorer A’lvaro de Mendana de Neira who reached them in 1595.

Naming them such after the Viceroy of Peru – “Garcia Hurtado de Mendoza, Marquis of Canete”.

The Land of men is broken into three respective groupings based on dialect of language, the southern islands being – Eiao , Hatutu, Motu Iti, Motu ‘Oa, Motu One, Nuku Hiva, and Ua Pou. The Northern islands with – Fatu Hiva, Fatu Huku, Hiva ‘Oa, Moho Tani, Motu Nao, Tahuata and Terihi. Ua Huka whilst being usually placed within the northern group is better explained as transitional and ther…

Around 200BC

AROUND 200BC in China – some guy had a spark of brilliance and creative genius and discovered an artistic use for colour and shape, through the medium of what we now call “COLLAGE”, a term which was later defined by art heavy weights “Pablo Picasso” and “George Braque”.

This form of art meandered its way through the developed feudal societies of Asia, onward through the dark ages, observed by a few mildly attentive crafts people.


The art form was popularized – feverishly created and thrown upon an unsuspecting public, head long into the 20th century, in the prolific hands of Pablo Picasso, the Surrealist movement that was to follow and of course the “Colour King”, in the twilight of his life “Henri Matisse”, “collage” had found its place in the art world.

“Matisse” &…