About this artwork

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.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
    Jean MetzingerFrench (1883 - 1956)
  • title:
    Paysage [Landscape]
  • date created:
    About 1921
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    60.00 x 81.30 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1970
  • accession number:
    GMA 1111
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  • artwork photographed by:
    Antonia Reeve
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Jean Metzinger

Jean Metzinger