Clouds over the Black Sea--Crimea
On View: Great Hall, South, 1st floor
Boris Anisfeld challenged the perspective of traditional landscape painting in this canvas, by shattering the illusion of depth and flattening its elements—the clouds, the mountain’s edge, a ship, and sailboats along the horizon—onto a single plane. The scene is painted from Aiou-Dagh Mountain in the Crimean Peninsula. Anisfeld came to the United States in 1917 after the October Revolution, and within a year the Brooklyn Museum hosted his first American one-artist show.
Oil on canvas
49 1/2 x 56 in. (125.7 x 142.2 cm)
Frame: 56 1/2 x 63 1/2 in. (143.5 x 161.3 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "Boris Anisfeld"
Gift of Boris Anisfeld in memory of his wife
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Boris Anisfeld (Russian, 1879-1973). Clouds over the Black Sea--Crimea, 1906. Oil on canvas, 49 1/2 x 56 in. (125.7 x 142.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Boris Anisfeld in memory of his wife, 33.416 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 33.416_SL3.jpg)
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