Juan Gris
Violin and Fruit-Dish 1924

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Juan Gris 1887–1927
Violin and Fruit-Dish
Violon et compotier
Date 1924
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 387 x 600 mm
frame: 615 x 825 x 115 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1950
Not on display

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A violin and a number of ordinary objects stand on a table set before a shuttered window. The combination of domestic objects, such as the fruit-bowl, knife and glass carafe, with musical instruments was common in earlier Cubist compositions by Gris, Picasso and Braque. In this work Gris presents the objects from a variety of viewpoints, while avoiding the fragmentation that characterises earlier Cubist paintings.

July 2007

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