La marchande de poissons, 1917
Woodcut with red ink
7.5 x 4.5 inches (block size) - with full margins
Signed in pencil and atelier stamped
Private collection, Paris
Note: In 1917 when this woodcut was made Survage was sharing a studio with Modigliani in Paris - a time when both men were wrestling with alcoholism. Leopold Survage was described by the avant-garde poet and critic Guillaume Apollinaire as the creator of “a new art of painting in motion.” Survage believed that what he called “coloured rhythm” was based on the same psychological premises as music, it was not an illustration or an interpretation of musical work. His creations historically settled him among abstract artists such as Delaunay, Kupka, Mondrian and Malevitch.