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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.
oil on canvas
H 27.2 x W 35.2 cm
bequeathed by Charles Kearley, through the National Art Collections Fund, 1989