Composition II (1916) by Patrick Henry Bruce

Composition II - Bruce, Patrick Henry - 1916 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleComposition II
ArtistPatrick Henry Bruce
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions38 1/4 x 51 in (97.2 x 129.5 cm)
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationYale University Art Gallery, New Haven
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About Composition II

Composition II is a cubist painting created by American artist Patrick Henry Bruce in 1916. This abstract work is a part of a series of cubist paintings done by the artist. It features vivid colors and high-quality artist-grade canvas, which enhances its aesthetic value. The painting is a 100% hand-painted oil reproduction on canvas and is in the public domain, making it available for both commercial and personal use.

Patrick Henry Bruce was born in Campbell County, Virginia, and descended from the famous politician Patrick Henry. His family had a plantation that had over 3,000 slaves, which influenced his early life and likely shaped his worldview. In Composition II, Bruce showcases his excellent skills in cubist painting, using abstract forms and dynamic shapes to create a visually stunning composition.

Overall, Composition II is a remarkable example of cubist artwork created during the early twentieth century. Bruce’s unique style and techniques used in this painting have influenced other artists and paved the way for future abstract paintings. The painting’s timeless quality and its enduring presence in museums make it an important contribution to the world of art.

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