Ill-Fated Toreador

  • Eugenie Gershoy, Ill-Fated Toreador, ca. 1935-1939, polychromed dextrine on wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from General Services Administration, 1971.447.31

Execution Date

“I began to explore the use of color . . . to intensify gesture and expression, to accentuate movement, heighten dramatic effects, [and] enhance the imagery.” Artist’s statement

Title
Ill-Fated Toreador
Artist
Date
ca. 1935-1939
On View
Dimensions
20 x 10 1/8 x 13 5/8 in. (50.8 x 25.6 x 34.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from General Services Administration

Mediums
Mediums Description
polychromed dextrine on wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – costume – matador costume
  • State of being – other – accident
  • Figure male – full length
  • Animal – cattle
  • Occupation – sport – bullfighting
  • New Deal – Works Progress Administration, Federal Art Project – New York City
Object Number
1971.447.31
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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