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No. 46 - 1922: The Town by Victor Servranckx

No. 46 - 1922: The Town, 1922

Victor Servranckx

A stylized town with graceful arched doorways that suggest medieval Moorish architecture spills down a hillside. A warm red building with a narrow tower is the only spot of color in an otherwise monochromatic scene. Geometric shadows splice the bright sunlight and fool our eye into making impossible assumptions about perspective: distances are compressed, buildings are stacked, and the shadows seem to take on form and substance.

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Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. Gift of Collection Société Anonyme