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  • Jean Metzinger
Paysage [Landscape]
© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2004

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Paysage [Landscape] about 1921
Metzinger was a traditional artist in the sense that he painted primarily landscapes, still life and figure compositions. He experimented with painting in a cubist style but always retained a strong naturalistic element. This painting was made when Metzinger was returning to a more naturalistic style and shedding the cubist planes and geometric patterning from his work. This poetic landscape is formed from flat planes of luminous colour, like a collage. The lyrical use of colour is typical of the artist's work of this period.

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Collage

An image constructed from found materials, such as photographs, paper or fabric, glued to a surface, sometimes with additional painted or drawn elements. It is an art form particularly associated with Dada and Surrealism.

Cubism

A style of painting originated by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the first two decades of the 20th century. Instead of painting a figure or object from a fixed position they represented it from multiple viewpoints.

Naturalism

Art based on the observation of objects rather than on theoretical or stylistic concerns.

Still life

A painting, drawing or photograph depicting inanimate objects.

Collage, Cubism , Naturalism, Still life

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 1111
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 60.00 x 81.30 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1970