In 1912 Max Weber wrote of his creative process: "We shall not be bound by visible objects—only the essence we as humans get out of them. . . . Memories are visible things." Weber saw a performance of the famous Russian Ballet in New York in 1914 and shortly afterward executed a watercolor recording his impressions of the dancers. Two years later he painted this oil, which shows the crystallization of this memory in even greater abstraction.
Oil on canvas
30 x 36in. (76.2 x 91.4cm)
frame: 39 1/4 h x 45 1/2 x 3 3/8 in. (99.7 x 115.6 x 8.6 cm) (show scale)
Signed lower right: "Max Weber 1916"
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Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal
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Max Weber (American, born Russia, 1881-1961). Russian Ballet, 1916. Oil on canvas, 30 x 36in. (76.2 x 91.4cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal, 1992.11.29 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.11.29_SL1.jpg)
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