Gauguin’s Nave Nave Fenua (1893-4)
Believe it or not, Gauguin's face is hiding in this woodcut. See if you can find it before clicking on the next thumbnail...
.....there he is, a plant, in the lower right-hand corner where signatures usually appear. His eye, nose and moustache are all that is needed to indicate his presence to those familiar with his oeuvre though it has never been noted before in print. Feeling at one with nature, Gauguin in identifying with a plant expresses the fertility of his mind.
See conclusion below
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Here is a very obvious example of one artist's identification with another
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