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Jean Metzinger

Arlequin

Oil on canvas
63 5/8 × 44 7/8 in
161.6 × 114 cm
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D
Doyle

(161.5 x 114 cm)

Jean Metzinger was fascinated with the mechanical world, but his imagination took …

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(161.5 x 114 cm)

Jean Metzinger was fascinated with the mechanical world, but his imagination took him in other directions as well. In the 1920s and 1930s he painted a number of figural works in styles of varying degrees of abstraction. An example of a painting in this mode is his monumental Arlequin, in which …

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Signed Metzinger (lr); inscribed 1196/Jean Metzinger/Arelquin/oil on canvas/64 x 45 1/2; Lot 85 and again 1196 on the stretcher
Jean Metzinger
French, 1883–1956
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An important figure in Cubism, Jean Metzinger participated in the first exhibition of Cubist works at the Salon des Indépendents in 1911, alongside Albert Gleizes, Fernand Léger, and Robert Delaunay. A few years earlier, Guillaume Apollinaire had introduced Metzinger to the founders of Cubism, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, who both had a significant impact on his work. In 1912 he collaborated with Gleizes to write Du Cubisme, which proposed a theoretical foundation for Cubism. The artist was also a founding member of the Puteaux Group, a cohort of painters, sculptors, and critics who came to prominence following their controversial 1911 exhibition.

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About the work
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Doyle

(161.5 x 114 cm)

Jean Metzinger was fascinated with the mechanical world, but his imagination took …

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(161.5 x 114 cm)

Jean Metzinger was fascinated with the mechanical world, but his imagination took him in other directions as well. In the 1920s and 1930s he painted a number of figural works in styles of varying degrees of abstraction. An example of a painting in this mode is his monumental Arlequin, in which …

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Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed Metzinger (lr); inscribed 1196/Jean Metzinger/Arelquin/oil on canvas/64 x 45 1/2; Lot 85 and again 1196 on the stretcher
Jean Metzinger
French, 1883–1956
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An important figure in Cubism, Jean Metzinger participated in the first exhibition of Cubist works at the Salon des Indépendents in 1911, alongside Albert Gleizes, Fernand Léger, and Robert Delaunay. A few years earlier, Guillaume Apollinaire had introduced Metzinger to the founders of Cubism, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, who both had a significant impact on his work. In 1912 he collaborated with Gleizes to write Du Cubisme, which proposed a theoretical foundation for Cubism. The artist was also a founding member of the Puteaux Group, a cohort of painters, sculptors, and critics who came to prominence following their controversial 1911 exhibition.

Jean Metzinger

Arlequin

Oil on canvas
63 5/8 × 44 7/8 in
161.6 × 114 cm
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