The Milliner
La Modiste

Gino Severini, Italian, 1883 - 1966

Date:
1910-1911

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
25 1/2 x 19 inches (64.8 x 48.3 cm)

Copyright:
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome

Curatorial Department:
Modern Art

* Gallery 172, Modern and Contemporary Art, first floor

Accession Number:
2004-45-2

Credit Line:
Gift of Sylvia and Joseph Slifka, 2004

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Label:
This 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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