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Frieze for a Music Room
  • Albert Bloch
    born: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States ; active: Germany, United States
  • Frieze for a Music Room, 1915
  • oil on canvas
  • Object Height/Width: 74.29 x 263.52 cm
    Object Height/Width: 29 1/4 x 103 3/4 in
  • Partial loan and gift from the Albert Bloch Foundation and partial purchase from the Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, N2
  • 2016.0157
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Albert Bloch: Prints and Drawings," Jan-2014, Stephen Goddard
Pierrot figures in harmonizing colors dance, perform and play music in a lyrical landscape where impressions from different senses seem to merge and blend. Several members of The Blue Rider group, notably Wassily Kandinsky, were captivated by the idea of synesthesia-the ability to, for example, see sound or hear color.