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Pierrot with Guitar

Gino Severini (in 1923)

The masked figure has been identified as Pierrot or Pulcinella, both characters from the Italian Commedia dell'arte. Severini painted and drew numerous Pierrots, Pulcinellas and Harlequins in the mid 1920s. The subject and naturalistic style are typical of his so-called Neo Classical period.


Specifications

Title Pierrot with Guitar
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 05
Dimensions (general) Height : 130 cm
Width : 89 cm
Makers Artist: Gino Severini
Accession number 1801 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1925
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1925
Age maker About 40 years old
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Zie de mens / Ecce homo (2016)
Material Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin Italy > Southern Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Gino Severini

Cortona 1883 - Parijs 1966