View from the Window
View from the Window

View from the Window

Arthur Segal (Romanian, 1875-1944)

Currently on View in H200
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  • Although he worked in a wide variety of styles, Segal consistently explored optical effects throughout his career. Here, Segal employs a pointillist technique to capture the quality of sunlight, stippling his canvas with tiny dots of pigment.
  • An X-ray of this painting reveals that Segal initially included a seated woman, probably based on a photograph of his wife (both shown below). Note the identical hands, chair, and leaves beside her. In the final version, he removes the woman and replaces the curving, organic lines of the chair with straight, angular lines.

Marianne Segal, the artist's daughter. Sale (Sotheby's, London, England) 16 April 1970, lot. 21; acquired by W. J. Holliday, Indianapolis, Indiana; bequeathed to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1979.

Object Information

Arthur Segal (Romanian, 1875-1944)
creation date
oil on canvas
38-15/16 x 30-1/2 in.
41 x 33-1/4 in. (framed)
accession number
credit line
The Holliday Collection
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture 1800-1945

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