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Landscape by Albert Gleizes

Landscape, 1914

Albert Gleizes

An urban landscape is tightly packed into a composition of tilting geometric planes and rotating surfaces of light, shadow and reflection. Defying rules of perspective and even the law of gravity, the landscape, surprisingly, half-conceals everyday objects — a cherry, a sword — as if yielding them up from the depths of the unconscious. The artist dissected landscape and figures into flat planes, layering and stacking them to create new perspectives and shake up our perception.

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Yale University Art Gallery, Newhaven. Gift of Collection Société Anonyme