- The Collection
- Western Art and Postwar Art
- SEVERINI, Gino
《Trombone Player (Player on the Street)》
c. 1916 Oil on canvas
The Italian artist Severini, a core member of the Futurists, moved to Paris in November, 1906, settling in Montmartre and concentrating on his painting. The subject here is a street musician; while the title identifies the instrument as a trombone, it looks more like an euphonium . His use of Cubist forms similar to those of Picasso and Braque is striking; some areas in a pointillist manner are also visible. Severini was the first of the Futurists to adopt Cubist techniques; he served as an essential bridge bringing contemporary trends in France to Italy.