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Joseph Stella

Battle of Lights, Coney Island, Mardi Gras, 1913-1913

Oil on canvas
77 × 84 3/4 in
195.6 × 215.3 cm
Permanent collection
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Yale University Art Gallery
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The Italian-born Joseph Stella wrote that Coney Island presented the “most intense arabesque … [of …

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The Italian-born Joseph Stella wrote that Coney Island presented the “most intense arabesque … [of the] surging crowd and the revolving machines generating … violent, dangerous pleasures.” This cacophony of electric lights, gyrating dancers, and radiating steel beams of the Ferris wheel and roller coasters was his …

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Joseph Stella
Italian-American, 1877–1946
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Joseph Stella painted in varied styles throughout his life but is perhaps best known for his …

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Joseph Stella painted in varied styles throughout his life but is perhaps best known for his expressive and emotional paintings of the Brooklyn Bridge. Stella's works are mostly abstract, combining thick sweeping gestures with dramatic perspectival recession. He is hailed as America's first Futurist artist, …

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The Italian-born Joseph Stella wrote that Coney Island presented the “most intense arabesque … [of …

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The Italian-born Joseph Stella wrote that Coney Island presented the “most intense arabesque … [of the] surging crowd and the revolving machines generating … violent, dangerous pleasures.” This cacophony of electric lights, gyrating dancers, and radiating steel beams of the Ferris wheel and roller coasters was his …

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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery Public domain
Joseph Stella
Italian-American, 1877–1946
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Joseph Stella painted in varied styles throughout his life but is perhaps best known for his …

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Joseph Stella painted in varied styles throughout his life but is perhaps best known for his expressive and emotional paintings of the Brooklyn Bridge. Stella's works are mostly abstract, combining thick sweeping gestures with dramatic perspectival recession. He is hailed as America's first Futurist artist, …

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Joseph Stella

Battle of Lights, Coney Island, Mardi Gras, 1913-1913

Oil on canvas
77 × 84 3/4 in
195.6 × 215.3 cm
Permanent collection
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