Promenade

Promenade

Alexander Archipenko (American, 1887-1964)

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Archipenko settled in the United States in 1923 after 15 years in Paris, where he created sculpture inspired by the Cubist movement. An example of his pioneering work in sculpture can be seen in Gallery H200.

This painting of two walking figures reflects an emphasis on angular forms and irregular contours often associated with Cubism.

Archipenko’s contrast of light and shadow endows the somewhat mysterious figures with a sense of rhythm and energy.

Object Information

artist
Alexander Archipenko (American, 1887-1964)
creation date
about 1945
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
28 x 22 in.
36 x 29-1/2 in. (framed)
accession number
54.98
credit line
Bequest of C. J. Bulliet
copyright
© Estate of Alexander Archipenko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945
colors

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