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© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2020. Photo credit: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

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The dynamic scaffolding of the painting leads the eye into the flattened space. There is a strong emphasis on diagonals that organise the space, with buildings reduced to geometric forms. In 1912 Metzinger collaborated with Albert Gleizes on the theoretical book 'Du Cubisme' and he was a founder of the 'Section d'Or' group. Guillaume Apollinaire wrote in 1913, "His art, always more and more abstract, but always charming, raises and attempts to solve the most difficult and unforeseen problem of aesthetics.

Pallant House Gallery



oil on canvas


H 27.2 x W 35.2 cm

Accession number

CHCPH 0115

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Charles Kearley, through the National Art Collections Fund, 1989

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9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ England

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