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The Milliner
La Modiste

Gino Severini, Italian, 1883 - 1966


Oil on canvas

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

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

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 172, Modern and Contemporary Art, first floor

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Credit Line:
Gift of Sylvia and Joseph Slifka, 2004

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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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