European Collection

Composition
Composition

Composition

Fernand Léger
French (1881–1955)
20th century
c. 1920
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)
AP 1985.11
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.
L'Air
L'Air

L'Air

Aristide Maillol
French (1861–1944)
20th century
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)
AP 1967.06
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.
Abstraction
Abstraction

Abstraction

Piet Mondrian
Dutch (1872–1944)
20th century
1939–42
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)
AP 1994.05
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 Morning
Constellation: Awakening in the Early Morning

Constellation: Awakening in the Early Morning

Joan Miró
Spanish (1893–1983)
20th century
1941
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)
APg 1993.05
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.
L'Asie (Asia)
L'Asie (Asia)

L'Asie (Asia)

Henri Matisse
French (1869–1954)
20th century
1946
Oil on canvas
45 3/4 x 32 in. (116.2 x 81.3 cm)
AP 1993.01
Coming nearly at the end of Matisse’s long career, L’Asie culminates his obsession with painting the female figure in rich, exotic costumes and settings.
Walking Flower (La fleur qui marche)
Walking Flower (La fleur qui marche)

Walking Flower (La fleur qui marche)

Fernand Léger
French (1881–1955)
20th century
1952
Ceramic, edition of 3
123 x 96 x 55 in. (312.4 x 243.8 x 139.7 cm)
AG 2011.02
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.
Grande Ailée
Grande Ailée

Grande Ailée

Alicia Penalba
French (1913–1982)
20th century
1960-63
Bronze, artist proof
Overall: (Without base): 41 × 77 × 37 in. (104.1 × 195.6 × 94 cm)
AG 2011.04
Oval Form (Trezion)
Oval Form (Trezion)

Oval Form (Trezion)

Barbara Hepworth
British (English) (1903–1975)
20th century
1962-63
Bronze, cast 4, edition of 7
36 15/16 x 57 1/2 x 33 in. (93.9 x 146 x 83.8 cm)
AG 2011.03
Woman Addressing the Public: Project for a Monument
Woman Addressing the Public: Project for a Monument

Woman Addressing the Public: Project for a Monument

Joan Miró
Spanish (1893–1983)
20th century
1980–81
Bronze
146 1/2 x 96 in. (372.1 x 243.8 cm)
AP 1996.01
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 Shelter
Figure in a Shelter

Figure in a Shelter

Henry Moore
British (English) (1898–1986)
20th century
cast 1983
Bronze, edition of 6
72 x 80 x 90 in. (182.9 x 203.2 x 228.6 cm)
AG 2011.01
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.

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