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Je t'aime No. III with Loaf of Bread, 1955

Oil and charcoal on canvas
72 × 54 in
182.9 × 137.2 cm
location
New York
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Dedalus Foundation
New York
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The loaf of bread in the title of this painting alludes to two works that were important to …

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The loaf of bread in the title of this painting alludes to two works that were important to Motherwell: Paul Eluard’s “Je t’aime” and Paul Valéry’s “Palme.” Both are love poems that contain memorable evocations of bread. Eluard speaks of “the smell of the high seas and the smell of warm bread, and Valéry writes about …

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© Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA. New York, NY
Robert Motherwell
American, 1915–1991
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Alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell is considered one …

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Alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell is considered one of the great American Abstract Expressionist painters. His esteemed intellect not only undergirded his gorgeous, expressive paintings—frequently featuring bold black shapes against fields of color—but also made …

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Dedalus Foundation
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The loaf of bread in the title of this painting alludes to two works that were important to …

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The loaf of bread in the title of this painting alludes to two works that were important to Motherwell: Paul Eluard’s “Je t’aime” and Paul Valéry’s “Palme.” Both are love poems that contain memorable evocations of bread. Eluard speaks of “the smell of the high seas and the smell of warm bread, and Valéry writes about …

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© Dedalus Foundation, Inc./Licensed by VAGA. New York, NY
Robert Motherwell
American, 1915–1991
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Alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell is considered one …

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Alongside Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell is considered one of the great American Abstract Expressionist painters. His esteemed intellect not only undergirded his gorgeous, expressive paintings—frequently featuring bold black shapes against fields of color—but also made …

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Je t'aime No. III with Loaf of Bread, 1955

Oil and charcoal on canvas
72 × 54 in
182.9 × 137.2 cm
location
New York
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