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Albert Gleizes
Composition, 1922 — Albert Gleizes,

To Gleizes, the movement-interrelation of time and space is experienced in the mind of the viewer and is a function of human consciousness beyond the physical likeness. To this end develops a theory of translation and rotation in the painting that emphasizes the effects of space and movement as a basic figure for example, a series of rectangles contained in the rectangular shape of the canvas-repeats and changes the orientation of its axis, producing a sense of motion and temporal progression. Composition , 1922, is a perfect example of the new approach of the artist. Although the curved contours of the central figure suggests a guitar that rotates in space, the real issues in the table are the interrelation of time and space. A series of rectangular planes are aligned with the edges of the canvas that act as framework, creating a slow rate which extends from the periphery to the center and vice versa. The work, as usual in painting Gleizes, known for its color vibrancy.

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