Figure with Guitar II

  • Henry Fitch Taylor, Figure with Guitar II, 1914, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by Mary Houston Eddy and Mrs. Marshall Langhorne, 1988.6

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The woman in this painting is barely visible through the intersecting planes of color and texture, and the curves of her body echo the rounded shapes of the guitar and apple. Henry Fitch Taylor divided the image into geometric shapes that resemble pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, each showing a different part of the woman’s body. The sharp angles and pillarlike shapes suggest a cityscape, as if she is surrounded by tall buildings.

Title
Figure with Guitar II
Artist
Date
1914
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
35 x 24 in. (88.9 x 61.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase made possible by Mary Houston Eddy and Mrs. Marshall Langhorne

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
  • Figure
Object Number
1988.6
Palette
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