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The Leap of the Rabbit

Painting of blue rabbit mid-jump amongst plants and flowers.

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  • Painting of blue rabbit mid-jump amongst plants and flowers.

Date:

1911

Artist:

Amadeo de Souza Cardoso
Portuguese, 1887–1918

About this artwork

With its dynamic composition, lush color, and energetic forms, The Leap of the Rabbit exemplifies the unique style Portuguese artist Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso developed while working in Paris from 1906 to 1914. Souza-Cardoso drew on an eclectic mix of sources he encountered in the French capital, including Art Nouveau, the work of Paul Cézanne, and exotic costume designs of Léon Bakst for the Ballets Russes, as well as the native Iberian tilework of his homeland. The Leap of the Rabbit was included in the groundbreaking 1913 International Exposition of Modern Art (better known as the Armory Show), the first major exhibition introducting American audiences to European avant-garde art, where it was purchased by the Chicago collector Arthur Jermone Eddy.

Status

On View, Gallery 391

Department

Modern Art

Artist

Amadeo de Souza Cardoso

Title

The Leap of the Rabbit

Place

Portugal (Artist's nationality:)

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1911

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, l.l.: A. de Souza Cardoso/1911

Dimensions

49.9 × 60.8 cm (19 5/8 × 23 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1931.514

Extended information about this artwork

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