Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was a French Post-Impressionist artist. Unappreciated until after his death, Gauguin is now recognized for his experimental use of color and Synthetist style that were distinct from Impressionism. Toward the end of his life, he spent ten years in French Polynesia.

Mahana no atua is an 1894 oil painting by the French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin which is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago. The painting was executed in Paris on Gauguin's return from his first period of living and working in Tahiti and is more imaginative than real.

14" x 11"