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Le Canigou

Public Domain

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Public Domain

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Public Domain

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Juan Gris

Spanish, active in France, 1887-1927

Le Canigou, 1921

oil on canvas

support: 25 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches (64.77 x 100.33 cm); framed: 34 3/4 x 48 5/8 x 2 7/8 inches (88.26 x 123.51 x 7.3 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Room of Contemporary Art Fund, 1947

RCA1947:5

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Inscriptions

inscription / upper center / LE CANIGOU
signature, dated / upper left / Juan Gris / 12-21

Provenance

collection Gottlieb Friedrich Reber, Lausanne, Switzerland;
Buchholz Gallery, New York;
sold to the Albright Art Gallery, October 20, 1947

Class

Paintings

Work Type

Oil painting

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

This painting depicts the view from Juan Gris’s hotel window in the small town of Céret, in the Pyrenees; Le Canigou is one of the range’s highest peaks. He painted numerous still life images that include open windows in order to integrate near and far space within a composition. For Gris, interior scenes represented the human psyche while exterior ones embodied the more corporeal aspects of living. Paintings like Le Canigou symbolize the union of these two worlds.

Label from Picasso: The Artist and His Models, November 5, 2016–February 19, 2017

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