Shop art print and framed art The red tree by Séraphine de Senlis

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Subjects : Flowers & Botany
Keywords : Painting, autumn, bird
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To fully enjoy «The red tree» by Séraphine de Senlis, we recommend the medium size (93.4x60 cm) printed on hand stretched canvas, with the gilded mouldings - thin frame.
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The red tree

L'Arbre de Paradis (sometimes known as L'Arbre du Paradis) is a 197 × 132 cm oil painting on canvas produced between 1928 and 1930 by the painter Séraphine Louis, better known as Séraphine de Senlis (1864 - 1942), whose work is associated with naive art and art brut. L'Arbre de Paradis is a large-scale oil painting exhibited at the Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie de Senlis, composed between 1928 (or 1929) and 1930. This work, like most from this period, takes the form of a large, colourful canvas with a botanical theme, based on a complex mixed technique using industrial paint known as Ripolin. At the centre of the painting is an eye, surrounded by the luminous, colourful foliage of a tree, a recurring feature of this artist's work. This painting, like the rest of her work, was created in an obscure dwelling in a small provincial town and in the total solitude of a simple cleaning lady with large working hands, captivating the collector Wilhelm Uhde, who eventually realised that these were mystical paintings by an atypical and highly original visionary with no equivalent in the artistic milieu of the time. Séraphine de Senlis, who also cleaned the house of this bourgeois art critic of German origin, did not give her paintings a title and let Wilhelm Uhde and his sister Anne-Marie, who bought the painting shortly after it was created, choose the name. The title clearly reflects a desire to give the work a sacred [...]


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the naïve art style.


« The red tree » is kept at Centre Pompidou, Paris.


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