- André Masson Balagny-sur-Thérain, France, 1896 - Paris, France, 1987
- Technique:Oil on canvas
- Dimensions:81 x 65 cm
- Category: Painting
- Entry date:2011
- Register number:AD06267
In its formal and conceptual aspects, Les fumeurs represents a new starting point for Masson’s style. The artist’s debt to André Derain and Cubism that is evident in his earlier works is sidelined in favour of a growing interest in the exploration of a new vocabulary. The choice of colour and the construction of the space by means of geometric planes are still reminiscent of Analytical Cubism, but the sinuous lines used to execute the figures are a clear reference to automatic writing, so beloved of the followers of Surrealism.
Paloma Esteban Leal
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