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Still Life with Tube of Paint
  • Louis Marcoussis
    born: Warsaw, Poland ; died: Cusset, France ; active: France
  • Still Life with Tube of Paint, 1921
  • Where object was made: France
  • reverse painting on glass, oil paint
  • Canvas/Support: 33 x 31.1 cm
    Canvas/Support: 13 x 12 1/4 in
  • Gift of Mrs. P. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. D. Graves, Mr. and Mrs. W. Ward
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, W1
  • 1977.0013

Fractured, overlapping, and ambiguous forms of early Cubism, with the introduction of lettering (signature within the composition) and textured stipple effects derived from collage. Bright in color, lively brushwork. Composition is arranged in a diamond on a square field.