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Flowers in a Vase (Zinnias)

Maurice Brazil Prendergast

American Art

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor

Flowers in a Vase is one of approximately ten canvases painted by Maurice Prendergast between 1910 and 1913 that feature a simple tabletop arrangement of flowers. In these he synthesized his understanding of the art of the French artists Paul Cézanne and Henri Matisse to arrive at his own decorative Post-Impressionist style. He used deliberate, broadly applied strokes of a paint-loaded brush to describe both form and space--a technique that creates an allover surface of patterns reminiscent of a mosaic.

MEDIUM Oil on canvas
DATES ca. 1910-1913
DIMENSIONS 23 1/4 x 25 3/16 in. (59.1 x 64 cm) Frame: 27 5/8 x 29 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (70.2 x 75.9 x 6 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed lower right: "Prendergast"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Frank L. Babbott
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, 1858-1924). Flowers in a Vase (Zinnias), ca. 1910-1913. Oil on canvas, 23 1/4 x 25 3/16 in. (59.1 x 64 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Frank L. Babbott, 39.53 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 39.53_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 39.53_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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