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Figure Composition

© the estate of David Bomberg. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Composition representing two figures interlocked (arm in arm). Highly reminiscent of the futurist style, with essential pure form represented. The painting is constructed entirely of block-colour and hard-edged shapes. The figure on the left comprises of a rectangular shape, with a thinner rectangle on top. The figure to the right is roughly in a Y shape. Depth is represented in the painting by black rectangles of shadow giving depth to these figures.

Manchester Art Gallery


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  • Medium

    oil on millboard

  • Measurements

    36 x 26 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased from Marlborough Fine Art Ltd, 1967


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