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    XAVIER GONZALEZ (1898-1993)
    Riders Homage to Uccello, 1984
    Oil on canvas
    31.5in. x 47.5in.
    Signed and dated lower right
    Signed, dated, and titled verso

    The Florentine painter Paolo Uccello (1397) was known for his experimental studies in foreshortening (to shorten lines giving an illusion of proper perspective). Before, Uccello paintings lacked perspective and looked rather flat.

    Uccello's most famous painting, The Battle of San Romano, is an improbable tangle of horses, riders, lances, helmets, and battle gear. In the same manner, this painting by Xavier Gonzalez, is an improbable tangle of riders, motorcycles, helmets, and riding gear. He uses Uccello's innovation of perspective and foreshortening to organize this composition.

    Provenance:
    Estate of Xavier Gonzalez

    Exhibited:
    National Academy of Design
    The Century Association Members Exhibition



    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    2nd Saturday
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