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André Masson “The Armour” at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice

André Masson, The Armour, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
André Masson The Armour
Painting - Oil on Canvas (80.6 x 54 cm) April 1925

In this painting, “The Armour” (L'Armure), André Masson, integrates surrealism into analytical Cubism.

While he still respects Cubism's rules by limiting the chromatic range in his work, the eroticism expressed therein proclaims surrealism.

“The Armour” seems to express the frustration, the frustration in the love of the artist.

Here, the word armour becomes the symbol of an inaccessible body with a particularly aggressive and protected breast, "metallic".

A body without arms, with a head "detached" from the preeminent bust in the picture.

The combination of curves and angles gives much power and movement to this work by Masson.

André Masson, The Armour, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
André Masson The Armour
André Masson, The Armour, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
André Masson The Armour
André Masson, The Armour, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
André Masson The Armour
André Masson, The Armour, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
André Masson The Armour
André Masson, The Armour, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
André Masson The Armour

Artists Picasso | Pollock | Braque | Calder | Chagall | Dalí | Ernst | Kandinsky | Léger | Magritte | Miró | Modigliani | Brancusi | Brauner | Campigli | Chirico | Delaunay | Delvaux | Duchamp | Fini | Hartung | Kooning | Laurens | Malevich | Man Ray | Masson | Marini | Mondrian | Pegeen | Pevsner | Picabia | Tanguy | Tapies | Twombly | Warhol
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