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Paris [France], Dec 4 (ANI): A portray by the French post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin was purchased by an unidentified worldwide artwork collector for USD 10.5 million on Tuesday.
The portray, created in 1897, is titled “Te Bourao II” and encompasses a stream in addition to birds and flowers in blue and inexperienced hues. Gauguin painted the piece whereas dwelling in Tahiti, the most important island in French Polynesia, Sputnik information company reported.
The work was bought at Paris’ Artcurial public sale home.
The portray’s title is derived from the phrase “tree” in Tahitian, a Polynesian language.
Gauguin is a controversial determine as a result of he’s believed to have had relationships with younger Tahitian ladies, who have been typically the topics of his artworks.
“This oil on canvas is a legacy piece that encapsulates the artist’s Tahitian themes and obsessions from a interval when he was affected by a number of torments,” Artcurial is quoted as saying by a number of sources.
Gauguin is greatest identified for his use of colour and Synthetist type, which is related to symbolic interpretation.
Gauguin’s work turned standard by way of artwork seller Ambroise Vollard’s efforts. Vollard organised exhibitions of Gauguin’s work all through his lifetime and after the artist’s dying in 1903. (ANI)