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Clouds over the Black Sea--Crimea

Boris Anisfeld

European Art

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.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: Europe
  • DATES 1906
    DIMENSIONS 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)
    SIGNATURE Signed lower right: "Boris Anisfeld"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, South, 1st floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Boris Anisfeld in memory of his wife
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION 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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