Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-07-009 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1907-08

Title: Oliviers (environs de Martigues)

Medium: Oil on carton

Inscriptions: Signed (lower left)

Provenance: Valérie Queto

Exhibitions: Possibly Salon des Indépendants or Salon d’Automne 1908.

Notes: Reviewing the 1908 Indépendants, Charles Morice, in an article published in Mercure de France, 16 April 1908, groups three artists together who exhibit the same tendency; a form of art to which his eyes are not yet accustomed: “let them listen to nature more docilely, and very quickly they will regroup and renew themselves. I hope it is not too late to give the same advice to Derain, Metzinger, Braque, whose simplifications are disconcerting.”

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