This book describes the extraordinary art of the Marquesas Islands in the South Pacific, which were made famous by novelist Herman Melville and painter Paul Gauguin. Featuring outstanding examples of the islands’ indigenous sculpture and decorative art, the book explores how art in the Marquesas encompassed and enhanced virtually every aspect of secular and religious life.
About the Author
Eric Kjellgren is Evelyn A. J. Hall and John A. Friede Associate Curator for Oceanic Art, Department of Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Carol Ivory is Professor and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Washington State University, Pullman.