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Sleeping Gypsy

Sleeping Gypsy

c. 1909-1912

Robert Rafailovich Falk

(Russian, 1886-1958)

Oil on canvas

Unframed: 99.1 x 121.9 cm (39 x 48 in.)

Bequest of Dr. Paul J. Vignos, Jr. 2011.72

Fun Fact

The sitter in this painting may be the artist's wife, Lisa.

Description

Unlike many other Russian avant-garde paintings, Falk's work often retains an element of tenderness. Here he strikes a balance between geometry and humanity—his shards of color do not obscure this woman's peaceful expression. What do you think she is dreaming about?

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