At times, the Faa Iheile art was described as the "Tahitian Pastoral" due to Tahitian's enormous inspiration. This painting comes as a misunderstanding of Gauguin on a Tahitian word: "fa'ai'ei'e", hence the name Faa Iheihe art. The Tahitian word means to "beautify, adorn, and embellish" while beautifying yourself for a certain event. He portrays two men watching four women who are in different positions with a slight outfit on the art. According to the image, there isn't a background but a foreground with the main prospect generating a sense of endurance to human nature and beauty with women. Paul uses different colours while painting this image, giving the art an unbalanced view. He uses a mixture of red, yellow, green and orange colours on the left side, while on the right sides, he doesn't include the green colour.
The artist also uses body angle placement and shades on the art, creating a sense of experience. Also, he presents the characters in such a way that conveys the impression of 3 dimensionalities. The different blending of colours in various places in the art differs from impressionist works, which contrasts between impressionism and post-impressionism. Besides, Paul Gauguin, in this art, gives a different definition of impressionist works which is less clear, unlike other arts that he made, like the pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. In Faa Iheihe art, the artist doesn't use pointillism, although he sketches the post-impressionism style's characters.
Different artists inspired Paul Gauguin in his carrier, including Javanese sculptured friezes, which made him draw this art in a horizontal format. For instance, the central woman, the horseman and three women on the left are taken from Rupe Rupe luxury, which uses the Javanese decorations. He also got inspirations from other artists like Charles Laval, Renoir, Sisley, Monet, etc. This Artwork is located in the National Gallery, London. Paul Gauguin inspired may artists through his painting, including Arthur Frank Mathews, who took the use of a strong colour palette, shown in his California decorative arts. He also inspired Somerset Maugham in his writing, where he wrote the Sixpence and Moon. That's not all; Gauguin life is also a subject in two operas by Alison Croggon and Michael Smetanin.