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Te burao (The Hibiscus Tree)

A work made of oil on cotton canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on cotton canvas.

Date:

1892

Artist:

Paul Gauguin
French, 1848-1903

About this artwork

Completed early in Paul Gauguin’s first Tahitian sojourn, this landscape shows the artist grappling with representing an unfamiliar environment. Rather than documenting botanical species scientifically, Gauguin focused on the artistic potential of their variegated colors, textures, and forms. The human figure in the distance and the dog roaming through fallen branches activate the landscape and establish a sense of scale.

Status

On View, Gallery 247

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Paul Gauguin

Title

Te burao (The Hibiscus Tree)

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1892

Medium

Oil on cotton canvas

Dimensions

68 × 90.7 cm (26 3/4 × 35 11/16 in.)

Credit Line

Joseph Winterbotham Collection

Reference Number

1923.308

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