Composition with Four Figures
One of the first American artists to embrace modernist innovations in European art, Max Weber created this drawing after a sojourn in Paris from 1905 to 1908. The blocky forms, faceted planes, and masklike faces of his figures show the influence of the early Cubism of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, both of whom Weber met in Paris. In Standing Figure, on display nearby, he adopted a more linear and reductive approach to the female body.
Charcoal and pastel on moderately thick, moderately textured laid paper
Sheet: 24 1/4 x 18 1/4 in. (61.6 x 46.4 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "Max Weber 1910" in graphite above "Max Weber 1910" in charcoal
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Max Weber (American, born Russia, 1881-1961). Composition with Four Figures, 1910. Charcoal and pastel on moderately thick, moderately textured laid paper, Sheet: 24 1/4 x 18 1/4 in. (61.6 x 46.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 57.17 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 57.17_PS6.jpg)
overall, 57.17_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2011
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