Oil on canvas
23 3/4 x 28 7/8 in. (60.3 x 73.4 cm) Framed: 36 x 41 3/4 x 5 in. (91.4 x 106 x 12.7 cm)
Léger commonly painted several different variations on each of his pictorial ideas, and many of the same elements in this painting appear in four others, arranged in similar interrelationships.
Designed in 1938, cast in 1962
Bronze, cast 5, edition of 6
50 13/16 x 92 11/16 x 38 in. (129 x 235.5 x 96.5 cm)
This is one of eight bronze and lead sculptures corresponding to the stone figure for a monument commissioned from Maillol by the city of Toulouse, France.
Oil on canvas
29 1/2 x 26 3/4 in. (74.9 x 67.9 cm) Framed: 35 1/2 x 32 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. (90.2 x 82.9 x 3.8 cm)
The austerely abstract style of Mondrian’s grid paintings restricts itself to straight horizontal and vertical lines, and the rectangular shapes resulting from their crossing; their palette is simply black, white, and the primaries: red, yellow, and blue.
Constellation: Awakening in the Early MorningConstellation: Awakening in the Early Morning
Gouache and oil wash on paper
18 1/8 x 14 15/16 in. (46 x 38 cm) Framed: 26 x 22 5/8 in. (66 x 57.5 cm)
This is one of a series of twenty-three small gouache and oil wash paintings known as the Constellations. The series evolved, surprisingly enough, from Miró’s aspirations in the late 1930s to work on a mural scale.
Walking Flower (La fleur qui marche)Walking Flower (La fleur qui marche)
Ceramic, edition of 3
123 x 96 x 55 in. (312.4 x 243.8 x 139.7 cm)
After his groundbreaking investigations of complex forms and patterns in the paintings of his Cubist years—paintings such as the 1920 Composition—Léger moved towards a style of greater generalization and simplicity.
Woman Addressing the Public: Project for a MonumentWoman Addressing the Public: Project for a Monument
146 1/2 x 96 in. (372.1 x 243.8 cm)
With its peculiar proportions and anatomy, Miró’s huge fantasy monument Woman Addressing the Public is indebted to the artist’s lifelong study of the imaginative and expressive powers of the art of children.
Figure in a ShelterFigure in a Shelter
British (English) (1898–1986)
Bronze, edition of 6
72 x 80 x 90 in. (182.9 x 203.2 x 228.6 cm)
Henry Moore is one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century. Beginning as a carver in wood and stone, Moore moved to modeling sculpture to be cast in bronze, taking the human form as his constant theme.