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Market in Tunis

© Foundation Oskar Kokoschka/DACS 2019. Photo credit: The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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This view of the Place Bab Souika in Tunis was painted from the roof of a greengrocer’s shop. The city’s great domed mosque can be seen at the far left of the work. Kokoschka attempted to achieve a two focus perspective in an elliptical horizon, similar to the effect of a wide-angled photographic lens. The foreground gives a sense of the bright colours and ceaseless flow of human activity that so enthralled Kokoschka on his trip through Africa.

The Courtauld Gallery

London


Date

1928–1929

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 86.5 x W 129 cm

Accession number

P.1978.PG.207

Acquisition method

Princes Gate bequest, 1978

Work type

Painting


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