Modern and Contemporary Art
La Modiste (The Milliner)
Gino Severini, Italian, 1883 - 1966
Oil on canvas
* Special Exhibition Galleries, first floor (Dorrance Galleries)
2004-45-2Gift of Sylvia and Joseph Slifka, 2004
LabelThis effervescent painting of a young hatmaker strolling in the street was included in the first Futurist exhibition in Paris, held in February 1912. It conveys a sense of whirling motion through a combination of shifting planes of color and repeated elements of the hatmaker’s figure. Italian Futurism celebrated the speed, fragmentation, and sensory overload of modern cities.
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