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Still Life, Gladiolas

Chaim Soutine

European Art

Chaim Soutine’s passion for painting led him from a Lithuanian Jewish ghetto in modern Belarus to the art academies of Minsk and, ultimately, Paris. In the French capital, he turned his back on the prevailing avant-garde style of Cubism and embraced the expressive manner of Rembrandt and Goya, whose works were then on view in the Louvre. In Still Life, Gladiolas Soutine brings together the expressive brushstrokes of the Old Masters with the brilliant color and flattened compositions of Paul Cézanne and Henri Matisse.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES ca. 1919
    DIMENSIONS 21 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. (55.2 x 46.4 cm) Frame: 27 x 23 1/2 in. (68.6 x 59.7 cm)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Signed lower right: "Soutine"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Laura L. Barnes
    RIGHTS STATEMENT © artist or artist's estate
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    CAPTION Chaim Soutine (Russian, active in France, 1893-1943). Still Life, Gladiolas, ca. 1919. Oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. (55.2 x 46.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Laura L. Barnes, 67.24.24. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 67.24.24_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 67.24.24_PS9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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