Early modern Cubist still life painting in the style of French artist Jean Metzinger. Metzinger was one of the first artists in the early 1900s to combine the Divisionist and Fauvist styles while following the lead of Paul Cezanne and moving away from single point perspective, leading to some of the earliest proto-Cubist works. While Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque are generally acknowledged as the founders of Cubism, it was Jean Metzinger, together with Albert Gleizes, that created the first major treatise on the new art-form, Du "Cubisme." This work features a violin and a guitar carefully stagged on a table. Emblematic of synthetic Cubism, traditional perspective has been abandoned in favor of showing all angles of the instruments. Signed by artist in front lower right corner. Currently hung in a natural light wood frame with gold accents.
Dimensions With Frame
H 30.63 in. x W 38.63 in. x D 1 in.
Dimensions Without Frame
H 33.5 in. x W 30.5 in.