Our Art / Marthe Donas / Still Life with Profile of Pitcher

Enjoy Still Life with Profile of Pitcher by Marthe Donas and hundreds more 4K artworks with the Depict Experience.
Still Life with Profile of Pitcher by Marthe Donas on the Depict FrameStill Life with Profile of Pitcher by Marthe Donas
Still Life with Profile of Pitcher by Marthe Donas

Still Life with Profile of Pitcher, 1918

Marthe Donas

A fascinating amalgam of shapes and textures forms a strange yet harmonious whole in this abstract painting. There are sinewy curves, like watery hands, or ocean waves; cylinders and cones, a pie-slice triangle, bright, shiny light passages and mysterious shadowy depths. The painting explores texture as well; surfaces range from brushy to smooth and polished. The artist called this a still life, yet if it contains traditional still life objects like fruit or a table, they’re hard to discern. Do you see the profile of a pitcher in this painting?

From the Playlist
Credit
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
Sign up for our newsletter to stay current on new artworks, upcoming art shows, and more!
© 2019, Depict