Paysage Tropical

Jean Metzinger Catalogue Raisonné

Number: AM-06-017 Jean Metzinger

Date: 1906-07

Title: Paysage Tropical

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 89.5 x 62.7 cm

Inscriptions: Signed (lower right)

Provenance: André Level

Sotheby’s, Paris, 3 June 2010, lot 20

Notes: The mosaic-like handling of the paint in Paysage Tropical together with exotic references unite to create a quintessential example of Metzinger’s early works and a unique example of early twentieth-century art. The combination of Divisionist techniques, exoticism, purity of color, and brilliance of effect, sets it apart from works typically associated with Neo-Impressionism or Fauvism.

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