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F18 Highfill - ROMLANG 498 - The European Avant-Garde and Its Material World

Ink and gouache drawing in black, gray and white on tan paper with tall vertical structure at center of composition rendered in a series of quick vertical and diagonal lines.
Albert Gleizes
Sur le Flat-Iron
graphite, ink, gouache, and white heightening on tannish-gray wove paper
10 3/4 x 8 5/16 in. (27.2 x 21.1 cm)
Gift of Herbert Barrows
Pablo Picasso
The Dream and Lie of Franco (Sueño y Mentira de Franco). Plate 1
aquatint and etching on paper
12 ½ in x 16 ⅝ in (31.75 cm x 42.23 cm);15 ¼ in x 22 ⅜ in (38.74 cm x 56.83 cm)
Museum Purchase
A black and white photograph of the area beneath the Eiffel Tower. A shadow from an arch of the structure covers most of the ground. A crowd of people stand beneath the tower.
André Kertész
From the Eiffel Tower, Paris
gelatin silver print on paper
8 in x 9 15/16 in (20.32 cm x 25.24 cm)
Museum Purchase
Antoni Clavé
Bull Fight
color lithograph on paper
11 1/2 x 17 1/8 in. (29.21 x 43.5 cm);22 x 28 in. (55.88 x 71.12 cm);14.9 x 22 1/2 in. (37.94 x 56.99 cm)
Museum Purchase
Photograph of a young woman climbing up a hill carrying two large buckets supported by a plank of wood.
André Kertész
Heavy Burden
gelatin silver print on paper
7 15/16 in x 9 15/16 in (20.16 cm x 25.24 cm)
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Strauss
André Masson
The Industrial Beast (La Bête industrielle), Plate IX from "Bestiary (Bestiaire)"
lithograph on paper
16 in x 12 in (40.64 cm x 30.48 cm);16 in x 12 in (40.64 cm x 30.48 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm)
Museum Purchase
At the center of the page, there is an abstracted image with dark curved lines and crosshatching. Thick dashed lines reach out from the left side of the image towards the top and bottom of the work. The artist signature is in the stone (l.r.) "Boccioni".
Umberto Boccioni
Schnelligkeit
lithograph on paper
11 5/8 in x 15 1/8 in (29.5 cm x 38.4 cm);22 in x 18 in (55.88 cm x 45.72 cm)
Museum Purchase
Joan Miró
The Skyline (La Ligne d'horizon)
drypoint and etching with roulette on paper
7 11/16 in x 10 7/16 in (19.53 cm x 26.51 cm);18 ⅛ in x 22 ⅛ in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm);12 15/16 in x 17 11/16 in (32.86 cm x 44.93 cm);8 ⅜ in x 11 ⅛ in (21.27 cm x 28.26 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Florence L. Stol
An explosion of colorful forms suggests the human form in dynamic movement. Yellows and reds predominate in shapes that draw the eye toward the viewer's upper right where three roughy triangular yellow shapes suggest a head and upraised arms.
Gino Severini
Dancer (Danseuse)
color lithograph on paper
22 1/16 x 15 in. (55.9 x 38 cm);28 1/8 x 22 1/8 in. (71.28 x 56.04 cm);22 1/16 x 15 1/16 in. (55.9 x 38.2 cm);19 5/16 x 12 5/8 in. (49 x 32 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Kripke
Lucien Labaudt
False Dimension No. 2
lithograph on paper
14 ¾ in x 11 in (37.47 cm x 27.94 cm);22 ⅛ in x 18 ⅛ in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm)
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
In this print we see a three-quarter length portrait of a woman holding a large vase. She holds the vase to her left with her right arm stretching across her torso to secure it. She wears a beaded necklace and a dress with a pleated skirt and her hair falls behind her shoulder on the left. The belly of the vase is decorated with a large black diamond and the neck and rim with two solid and one dashed horizontal lines. The background also includes several horizontal and vertical lines. A thin border has been drawn around the whole scene.
Fernand Léger
Femme au Vase
lithograph on paper
11 1/8 in x 9 in (28.26 cm x 22.86 cm);19 1/2 in x 14 5/16 in (49.53 cm x 36.35 cm)
Bequest of Florence L. Stol
This work is a photomontage of a couple kissing. The image of the couple has been cut into squares and disjointed, pasted over a scene of a moon and river.
Herbert Bayer
The Kiss
gelatin silver print on paper
14 in x 11 1/8 in (35.56 cm x 28.26 cm);22 1/8 in x 18 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 46.04 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas M. Kenyon

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