• Zebras at a Watering-Place

    Artist:
    Manzana-Pissarro, Georges. 1871-1961
    Technique:
    gouache, watercolour and gold
    Dimensions:
    64,5x51,6 cm

Manzana-Pissarro, Georges. 1871-1961

Zebras at a Watering-Place

France, circa 1906

This is a typical and a most harmonious composition of the artist's early decorative cycle that was displayed at the Paris exhibitions of 1906 and 1907. The damped shimmer of colours reveals the influence of Paul Gauguin, though Manzana-Pissarro's perception of Oriental culture was quite different from that of the latter. The artist's taste and style were formed under the influence of his keenness on the exotic Arabian fairy-tales and sumptuous ornamentation typical of Art Nouveau. Thus his peculiar Oriental and decorative style is notable for a palette rich in gold and intricate arabesque outlines subordinating all the elements of the composition to their rhythm.

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Zebras at a Watering-Place

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gouache, watercolour and gold

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64,5x51,6 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1931; handed over from the State Museum of New Western Art, Moscow

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ОР-42161

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