French Collection

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.
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

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