Landscape with Houses and Trees

Landscape with Houses and Trees

c. 1914-1915

Alexandra Exter

(Russian, 1882-1949)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 99.4 x 75.9 x 8.3 cm (39 1/8 x 29 7/8 x 3 1/4 in.); Unframed: 79.7 x 54.5 cm (31 3/8 x 21 7/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2008.37

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Alexandra Exter fled Russia for Paris in 1924, where she continued painting and also became a designer and professor.

Description

A leading artist of the Russian avant-garde, Exter was associated with the Cubo-Futurist, Suprematist, and Constructivist movements. This landscape features a complex interweaving of fragmented, geometric planes intersecting and colliding in a collapsed space. Exter painted it at a crucial time when she was moving beyond Cubism toward a more dynamic style of intense color and energetic movement.

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