The Drunk Man (1914) by Alberto Magnelli

The Drunk Man - Alberto Magnelli - 1914

Artwork Information

TitleThe Drunk Man
ArtistAlberto Magnelli
Date1914
Art MovementCubism,Fauvism
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About The Drunk Man

The artwork entitled “The Drunk Man” was created by the artist Alberto Magnelli in the year 1914. This work embodies the art movements of Cubism and Fauvism and is classified within the genre of portraiture.

Upon examining the artwork, one is immediately struck by the abstracted and fragmented representation characteristic of Cubism. The portrait explores the use of geometric shapes and the reassembling of the subject in an abstracted form. The color palette is a vibrant interplay of hues, reflecting the influence of Fauvism with its bold, expressive colors.

The central figure in the artwork appears to be a man wearing a hat, a suit, and a blue tie or cravat. His face is rendered with a mix of pink and red tones, suggesting a flushed complexion which might allude to the title of the piece, “The Drunk Man.” Additionally, the figure is holding what seems to be a yellow lantern or bottle, further emphasizing the title’s insinuation of intoxication. The background is divided into various sections with contrasting colors and shapes, creating a sensation of instability and movement that complements the subject matter of the painting.

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