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No te aha oe riri (Why Are You Angry?)

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

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  • A work made of oil on jute canvas.

Date:

1896

Artist:

Paul Gauguin
French, 1848-1903

About this artwork

In this large-scale canvas, one of several Paul Gauguin sent back to France in 1897, women of varying ages appear to go about daily life within a colorful, stylized outdoor environment. Like much of the artist’s work, this painting combines observed detail with artistic fantasy to create a dreamlike scene whose narrative resists simple interpretation. The work’s deliberately provocative title enhances this effect, leaving us to wonder if the “you” refers to someone in the painting or to the viewer.

Status

On View, Gallery 247

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Paul Gauguin

Title

No te aha oe riri (Why Are You Angry?)

Place

France (Artist's nationality)

Date

1896

Medium

Oil on jute canvas

Inscriptions

Inscribed lower right: P. Gauguin '96

Dimensions

95.3 × 130.55 cm (37 1/2 × 51 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1933.1119

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