"Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?", 1897 - oil on canvas, 139- 375 cm. - Boston, Museum of Fine Arts - view high resolution image
This work is not only the most colossal canvas that Gauguin painted in his entire life, but it is also the work that expound the entire philosophical and pictorial doctrine of the artist. Structuring the canvas in an inverted chronological order, Gauguin seems to point the primitive, the innocent, as the only one way to the artist.