Albert Gleizes Painting 1921

Artwork details

Artist
Albert Gleizes 1881–1953
Title
Painting
Tableau
Date 1921
Medium Gouache on wood
Dimensions Support: 921 x 730 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1962
Reference
T00550
Not on display

Display caption

Gleizes developed each work very carefully, drawing the composition in pencil, then making several gouaches with varying colour possibilities before painting a final version. The abstracted image may be based on a female head, possibly that of the artist’s wife. According to this interpretation, the central image is frontal, showing the face in a cloche hat with a scarf; the second concentric set is the head again, closer, and the third gives an idea of the hair, concealed in the hat.

April 2012

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