Times Square

Maxim Kopf

Maxim Kopf - Times Square
In the mid-1920s, Maxim Kopf travelled to New York. He created there several paintings inspired by this metropolis. Times Square (1924), inspired by the early evening bustling atmosphere of the square bearing the same name, is one of the surviving paintings. The artist combined his impression from skyscrapers, the Broadway theatres, nightclubs, and bright light advertisements. The overall impression is further enhanced by the bustling crowd of pedestrians and passing automobiles which Kopf rendered with a nearly planar geometric style. The resulting composition, though civilian in the first plan, gives a cathedral and even mystical impression.
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measurements: height 120 cm
width 92 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
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inventory number: O 4343
gallery collection: Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art