Cubism

Turning Road at Montgeroult

* Artist: Paul Cézanne
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1899
 
 

Portrait of Josette Gris

* Artist: Juan Gris
* Medium: oil on panel
* Year: 1916
 
 

This portrait work compresses the various elements into a single spatial plane, using colour and tone to denote spatial contrast; this creates an unusual perspective effect. I was able to view it in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, earlier in 2007.

Still Life before an Open Window: Place Ravignan

* Artist: Juan Gris
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1915
 
 

Landscape with Houses at Ceret

* Artist: Juan Gris
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1913
 
 

Ad Parnassum

* Artist: Paul Klee
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1932
 
 

This is an interesting work. It represents the culmination of a series of experiments by Klee, who sought to redefine the traditional system of colour representation in a radial pattern around an axis consisting of red, yellow and blue (the three primary colours). Klee draw inspiration from nature and music: each element in the painting he described as an independent melody in a polyphonic composition.  Read more »

Dora Maar au Chat

* Artist: Pablo Picasso
* Medium: oil on canvas
* Year: 1941
 
 

This painting depicts Picasso’s partner and muse, Dora Maar. In 2006, the painting was sold at auction for USD$95.2m to an anonymous Russian bidder.

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