Sunday, October 25, 2015

Personnage Écrivant - Marcoussis

We just learned about the famous painting Woman with a Fan by Jean Metzinger.

Another famous work of art is the painting Personnage écrivant by Polish artist Louis Marcoussis in 1931.
Marcoussis was born in Poland, but moved to Paris, France and did most of his art there because many of his fellow artists lived and worked there.
He even changed his name which was originally Ludwik Kazimierz Wladyslaw Markus to be Louis Marcoussis so that he would fit in better in France.

He worked with other cubism artists like Picasso, and made abstract art pieces like this one that showed a picture of a person at a desk writing.

(from: wikipedia - louis marcoussis)

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