Dead Fowl

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1926

Artist:

Chaim Soutine
Lithuanian, 1883–1943

About this artwork

Like many artists associated with the School of Paris, Chaim Soutine moved to Montparnasse upon his 1913 arrival in Paris. He did not adhere to one particular artistic style, though he admired earlier artists like Rembrandt and Jean-Siméon Chardin and the more recent Fauves and Expressionists. In the mid-1920s, Soutine produced a group of still-life paintings primarily featuring hanging game and meat carcasses, subjects found in European art for centuries. Rather than depicting the dead animals as lifeless and limp, however, he often portrayed them as tragic figures; in works like Dead Fowl, the visceral quality of the thick, swirling paint suggests the bird’s writhing battle against death.

On View

Modern Art, Gallery 392

Artist

Chaim Soutine

Title

Dead Fowl

Origin

Lithuania

Date

1926

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, l.l.: "Soutine"

Dimensions

38 3/8 × 24 7/8 in. (97.5 × 63.3 cm)

Credit Line

Joseph Winterbotham Collection

Reference Number

1937.167

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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