Clouds over the Black Sea--Crimea
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"
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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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