Avenue, Lionel Feininger, 1915

Avenue, Lionel Feininger, 1915
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  • Posted by Lionel Feininger
  • Museum: Metropolitan Museum
  • Year: 1915

Overview of the painting :

Avenue – Lionel Feininger. 1915. Oil on canvas. 80×100
   Having experienced the influence of Cubists and Italian futurists with the desire of the latter to transmit movement in paintings, Lionel Feininger (1871-1956) writes works in which he geometrizes the environment and at the same time gives the impression that objects are moving. These features are also noticeable in his picture “Avenue”.

   The pictured street was seen by the artist from the window, and almost everything on it is a sidewalk, trees, even a pedestrian, is subject to diagonal rhythm. The sidewalk seemed to rise, and the man leaned forward, leaned in the same direction, as if walking with him, and the trees. So in the canvas a tense movement is born. However, the unification of the horizons and the vertical, albeit slightly stray, as if closes the space in the cell where the pedestrian enters. Hence the feeling of loneliness of man in the world, emanating from this work of a German artist.