Advanced Search

K-12 Educator
K-12 Student
Museum Visitor
UMMA Docent
UMMA Staff
University Faculty
University Student
Between and Mortarboard


UMMA Object Specific Fields






Query builder

Rencontre au Bois

Accession Number
1964/2.129

Title
Rencontre au Bois

Artist(s)
Kees van Dongen; Guilde International de la Gravure

Object Creation Date
circa 1950

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
15 in x 21 15/16 in (38.1 cm x 55.72 cm);22 1/16 in x 28 1/16 in (56.04 cm x 71.28 cm);15 in x 21 15/16 in (38.1 cm x 55.72 cm);12 3/16 in x 20 in (30.96 cm x 50.8 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Kripke

Subject matter
Kees van Dongen published several prints in the 1950s that are idyllic park scenes of Paris and romantic encounters between people. This is perhaps the Bois de Boulogne. He was an early member of the Fauvist movement and the style influenced his work throughout his career. The influence can be seen in Recontre au Bois in the pinkish trees and the purple shadows.

Physical Description
A man on a horse, wearing a bowler hat and a brown suit, stops to talk to woman who stands in front of his horse. She wears a dark purple dress and a matching hat. To the right is another woman sitting on a chair, wearing a long sleeved white blouse and a long black skirt. She holds a parasol and wears a small yellow hat with a black band. The background is a lush green area of trees and bushes.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.

Keywords
Equus caballus (species)
French (culture or style)
horses
men (male humans)
modern and contemporary art
parasols (costume accessories)
parks
parks (recreation areas)
romanticism (form of expression)
seated
standing
women (female humans)

1 Related Resource

Expressionism - die Brücke
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)

& Author Notes

All Rights Reserved