German Expressionism. The picture encloses four figures in a tight, absurd configuration defined by a picture frame and a door frame. Two men dressed as harlequins raise a daringly balanced woman muffled up in winter attire. A waiter in tails with a tray full of champagne glasses slides between the figures. In the background is a broad sky, low-lying snow covered mountains, and two figures in a horse costume.

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The Skaters, 1932

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Bequest of Putnam Dana McMillanexpand_more  61.36.20

Details
Title
The Skaters
Artist Life
1884–1950
Role
Artist
Accession Number
61.36.20
Catalogue Raisonne
Göpel, 358.
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German Expressionism. The picture encloses four figures in a tight, absurd configuration defined by a picture frame and a door frame. Two men dressed as harlequins raise a daringly balanced woman muffled up in winter attire. A waiter in tails with a tray full of champagne glasses slides between the figures. In the background is a broad sky, low-lying snow covered mountains, and two figures in a horse costume.

© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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