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Style: Cubism

Topic: Music Portraits

Date: 1937

Size: 130 x 160 cm

Museum: Musée National d'Art Moderne (Paris, France)

Technique: Oil On Canvas

The decorative motif on the cream and yellow curtain quotes the patterned wallpaper in Georges Braque painting The Duet 1937 a reproduction of which was found in Caulfield studio. "Of all the work in this extensive exhibit, I was drawn to and returned several times to the painting The Duet, from the collection of the Pompidou Center. The cubist geometry is certainly evident in the multi-dimensional figures and complex spatial analytics, but there is romantic sensibility that is more attuned to Matisse than Picasso. However, The Duet, which is a riff on Matisse's Piano Lesson, is less severe in temperament. I'd prefer a lesson with Braque's music teacher. I think Romare Bearden also did." Mark Barry


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