Trivium Art HistoryAlbert Gleizes

Paysage des Bermudes

Paysage des Bermudes, 1917 — Albert Gleizes,
81 cm70 cm

Paysage des Bermudes reminiscent of Cezanne's painting, essential precursor of Cubism. At the outbreak of World War Albert Gleizes and Juliette Roche decided to leave France to settle in New York. In 1917 made ​​a trip to Bermuda, where the painter executed a series of landscapes. Paysage des Bermudes has a loose and open than others Gleizes painted landscapes on the island structure; this is the result, perhaps, of mixed media and media type cardboard employed. Here's talent as a draftsman Gleizes is obvious in the linear structure that defines the vertical climb trees, contours of the hills and foliage, and the rudimentary outlines of houses nestled in the valley, overlooking the sea and the sky remote. Through overlapping planes, the painter gives depth to the work and to scroll through the landscape with his eyes until the sea horizon that appears at the bottom. The landscapes he painted in Bermuda, and its urban scenes from New York, are characterized by a return to the organizing principles that the artist had developed in 1912-1913. While boxes Gleizes, 1914 and 1915 reflect a concern for defining the broad masses of the pictorial surface, with a new, more intense palette, characterized by flat planes of color or disks and luminous arcs that open centrifugally, in many of the jobs created in New York and Bermuda dominated by a strong linear structure.

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