The Table in Front of the Window (1921) by Juan Gris

The Table in Front of the Window - Juan Gris - 1921

Artwork Information

TitleThe Table in Front of the Window
ArtistJuan Gris
Dimensions65 x 100 cm
Art MovementSynthetic Cubism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About The Table in Front of the Window

“The Table in Front of the Window” is a still life artwork by Juan Gris, dating from 1921. Created with oil on canvas, it measures 65 x 100 cm and reflects the Synthetic Cubism movement. The artwork belongs to a private collection and showcases Gris’s distinctive style and contribution to Cubism.

The artwork presents a composition that reconfigures everyday objects into a complex, abstract arrangement. Dominated by geometric shapes and a restrained palette, the tableau depicts a tabletop with various items, such as a newspaper, a goblet, a bottle, a piece of fruit, and a pitcher, set against a backdrop that suggests a window. These elements are broken down into flat planes of color and overlapping forms, challenging traditional perspectives.

Gris’s approach to Synthetic Cubism is evident in the way he synthesizes the objects with their surroundings, playing with space, form, and shadow to create a sense of depth in the seemingly flat arrangement. The use of lettering from the newspaper integrates text into the visual experience, while the contrasting textures and patterns introduce an intriguing visual rhythm to the piece. The artwork exemplifies the artist’s exploration of the boundaries between representation and abstraction, engaging viewers in a visual dialogue between the real and the reconstructed.

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