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Glasses and Architectures (Verres et architectures)

André Masson

European Art

On View: European Art Galleries, 5th floor
Two goblets arranged within an enigmatic architectural framework anchor this still life, which also features an androgynous torso passing beyond the right edge of the canvas and other fragmented human forms. The year he painted this work, André Masson would join the Surrealists, whose art sought to blur the boundary between dream and reality.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 1924
    DIMENSIONS 15 x 18 in. (38.1 x 45.7 cm) frame: 19 11/16 × 23 × 2 in. (50 × 58.4 × 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Signed lower left: "André Masson"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.37.3
    CREDIT LINE Gift of The Beatrice and Samuel A. Seaver Foundation
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in European Art Galleries, 5th floor
    CAPTION André Masson (French, 1896-1987). Glasses and Architectures (Verres et architectures), 1924. Oil on canvas, 15 x 18 in. (38.1 x 45.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of The Beatrice and Samuel A. Seaver Foundation, 2004.37.3. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.37.3_SL3.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 2004.37.3_SL3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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