Still Life, Gladiolas
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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.
Oil on canvas
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)
Signed lower right: "Soutine"
Bequest of Laura L. Barnes
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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
x-ray, detail, CONS.67.24.24_1967_xrs_detail02.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 1967
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