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Dancer = Propeller = Sea

Gino Severini (Italian, Cortona 1883–1966 Paris)

Date:
1915
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
29 5/8 x 30 3/4 in. (75.2 x 78.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.3
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Description

    One of the leading artists of the Italian Futurist movement, Severini created works that embody the group's interest in movement and modern technology. In this painting, the gradation of color within each sharply defined prism and the unusual diamond shape of the canvas reinforce the whirling motion of these three dynamic elements.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Signature: Signed (lower point): G. Severini

    Inscription: Inscribed: (on reverse): [arrow ? pointing to the top of the diamond] / Gino Severini / "Danseuse - Hélice - Mer" / Paris. 1915

  • Provenance

    The artist, Paris (until 1917); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (1917–49)

  • Exhibition History

    New York: The Little Gallery Photo-Secession "291", ¦Gino Severini¦, March 1917, no. 7.

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Museum of Art, ¦History of an American, Alfred Stieglitz: "291" and After¦, September - October, 1944, no. 115.

    New York, New York: Museum of Modern Art, ¦20th Century Italian Art¦, June 28 - September 17, 1949, p. 135, pl. 24.

    New York, New York: Museum of Modern Art, May 15, 1951 - May 15, 1955.

    Florence, Italy: Pitti Palace, ¦Gino Severini¦, June 25 - Setpember 25, 1983.

    New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Art Gallery, ¦Severini Futurists¦, October 20, 1995 - January 7, 1996; Texas: Kimbell Art Center, January 25 - April 7, 1996.

    Spain, Barcelona: Museu Picasso, ¦Futurismo: 1909 - 1916¦, May 8 - July 21, 1996, p. 130, fig. 95 illus. in color.

    Emden, Germany: Kunsthalle in Emden, ¦Dance in Modern Art: From Matisse to Schlemmer¦, October 26, 1996 - January 26, 1997; Munich, Germany: Haus der Kunst, February 6 - April 27, 1997, no. 149.

    New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ¦Painters in Paris¦, March 8 - December 31, 2000, p. 37, ill. in color.

    Venice, Italy: Peggy Guggenheim Collection, ¦Gino Severini: The Dance 1909-1916¦, May 25 - October 28, 2001, p. 153, ill. in color.

    Kyoto,Japan: Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, September 14-November 24, 2002; Tokyo: The Bunkamura Museum of Art, December 7, 2000 - March 9, 2003, Picasso and the School of Paris, Paintings from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. plate 23, p. 68, illus. in color.

    Futurisimo 100, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contamporanea di Trento e Roverto, January 17, 2009- June 7, 2009, cat. 142, pg. 415.

    Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Inventing Abstraction, 1910–1925," December 23, 2012–April 15, 2013, no. 100.

  • References

    Adelsbach, Karin and Andrea Firmenich. Tanz in der Moderne. Von Matisse bix Schlemmer. Germany: Wienand, 1997 ill. p. 163 (in color).

    Fonti, Daniela. Severini: The Dance 1909–1916. New York: Skira/Guggenheim Foundation, 2001, p. 152-3, ill. in color.

    Hamilton, George Heard. "The Alfred Stieglitz Collection" in The Metropolitan Museum Journal. Vol. 3, 1970, p. 382. (mentioned); pl. 10 (ill.).

    Levy, Florence. "Modern Masters at the Pennsylvania Academy" in International Studio. 1920, vol 71, p. XXXIII.

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