Girl and Cat
Marguerite Thompson Zorach, American, 1887 - 1968
In this tranquil scene, likely painted in the mountains of New Hampshire where the Zorach family summered in 1917, a girl in a polka dot swimsuit tenderly cradles a restless white cat. Marguerite Thompson Zorach became interested in Cubism while living in Paris from 1908 to 1911. The movement’s profound effect on her is evident here: the girl’s body and immediate surroundings are composed of mannered combinations of geometrical shapes.
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