Konstalbum-Jean Metzinger

Jean Metzinger -Photograph ca 1912

Jean Metzinger ca 1912

Fernand Léger, Jean Metzinger, Alexander Archipenko, Les Annales Politiques et Littéraires, n. 1529, 13 October 1912

Alexander Archipenko, Jean Metzinger, Au Salon des Indépendants, Le Petit Comtois, 13 March 1914

Jean Metzinger - Paysage 1904

Jean Metzinger - Baigneuse, Deux nus dans un Jardin Exotique ca 1905

Jean Metzinger - Femme Assise au Bouquet de Feuillage 1905

Jean Metzinger - Nu dans un Paysage ca 1905-06

Jean Metzinger - Nude (Recto of Paysage avec Bateaux à Voile) 1905-06

Jean Metzinger - Saint-Tropez 1906

Jean Metzinger - Coucher de Soleil No. 1 (Landscape) ca 1906

Jean Metzinger - La Dance (Bacchante) 1906

Jean Metzinger - Femme au Chapeau (Woman with a Hat) ca 1906

Jean Metzinger - A Peacock 1906

Jean Metzinger - Petit Port, Pecheurs et Bateaux au Quai 1906

Jean Metzinger - Paysage Tropical 1907

Jean Metzinger - Les Ibis 1907

Jean Metzinger - Paysage Coloré aux Oiseaux Aquatiques 1907

Jean Metzinger - Portrait de Guillaume Apollinaire 1909-10

Jean Metzinger - Deux Nus (Two Nudes, Two Women) 1910-11

Jean Metzinger - Man with a Pipe (Portrait of an American Smoker) 1910-11

Jean Metzinger - Nature Morte ca 1911

Jean Metzinger - Le Goûter, Tea Time 1911

Jean Metzinger - La Femme au Cheval, The Rider 1911-12

Jean Metzinger - Nu (Nu Debout) 1911-12

Jean Metzinger - Cycle Track 1911-12

Jean Metzinger - Danseuse au Café, Dancer in a Café 1912

Jean Metzinger - Composition 1911

Jean Metzinger - Femme au Chapeau à Plumes ca 1913

Jean Metzinger - Paysage (Landscape) ca 1912

Jean Metzinger - Portrait of Albert Gleizes 1912

Jean Metzinger - Femme à l'Éventail (Woman with a Fan) 1912

Jean Metzinger - Paysage (Landscape) 1912

Jean Metzinger - Landscape (Marine Composition Cubiste) 1912

Jean Metzinger - Sailboats, Scene du Port 1912

Jean Metzinger - L'Oiseau Bleu (The Blue Bird) 1912-13

Jean Metzinger - The Bathers 1913

Jean Metzinger - Le Fumeur (Man with a Pipe) ca 1913

Jean Metzinger - Man with Pipe ca 1913

Jean Metzinger - En Canot 1913

Jean Metzinger - Etude pour L'Oiseau Bleu 1913

Jean Metzinger - La Femme à l'Éventail, Woman with a Fan 1913

Jean Metzinger - La Fumeuse 1913

Jean Metzinger - Composition Cubiste à l'horloge 1913

Jean Metzinger - Landscape 1914

Jean Metzinger - Soldat Jouant aux Échecs (Soldier at a Game of Chess) 1915

Jean Metzinger - The Fortune-Teller 1915

Jean Metzinger - Femme au Miroir (Femme à sa Toilette, Lady at her Dressing Table) 1916

Jean Metzinger - Coupe de Fruits Verts et Enveloppe ca 1916

Jean Metzinger - Summer 1916

Jean Metzinger - Woman's Head 1916

Jean Metzinger - Femme et Paysage à L'Aqueduc 1916

Jean Metzinger - Fruit and a Jug on a Table 1916

Jean Metzinger - Paysage ca 1916-17

Jean Metzinger - Nature Morte avec Fruits et Pitcher 1917

Jean Metzinger - Paysage, Village au Clocher 1917

Jean Metzinger - Bouteille et Verre ca 1917

Jean Metzinger - Femme au Chapeau ca 1918

Jean Metzinger - La Tricoteuse 1919

Jean Metzinger - Invitation Card, Léonce Rosenberg, Galerie de L'Effort Moderne, January 1919

Jean Metzinger - Portrait de Femme 1920s

Jean Metzinger - Composition 1921-22

Jean Metzinger - The Port 1920

Jean Metzinger - Paysage 1920-21

Jean Metzinger - ca 1922

Jean Metzinger - Pot de Géranium Octobre 1923

Jean Metzinger - Three Sisters 1923

Jean Metzinger - Jeune Femme Pensive aux roses Rouges 1923

Jean Metzinger - Jeune Femme Pensive aux Roses Rouges 1923

Jean Metzinger - Fraises et Verre à Vin ca 1923

Jean Metzinger - Jeune Femme à la Mandoline 1923

Jean Metzinger - Young Women with Dish of Fruit 1923

Jean Metzinger - Bouquet de Fleurs 1923

Jean Metzinger - Nude with Parrot 1923

Jean Metzinger - Couple d'Élégants ca 1924

Jean Metzinger - Salomé 1924

Jean Metzinger - Nature Morte 1924

Jean Metzinger - Paysage 1924

Jean Metzinger - Clown au Banjo 1924

Jean Metzinger - Still Life, Nature Morte 1924

Jean Metzinger - The Amazonian 1924

Suzanne Phocas - Portrait of Jean Metzinger 1926

Jean Metzinger - Still Life with Black Vase 1926

Jean Metzinger - La Roulette 1926

Jean Metzinger - Paysage 1926

Jean Metzinger - Le Portrait, Anachronisme 1927

Jean Metzinger - l'Écuyère (en bas à droite) ca 1927

Jean Metzinger - La Sirène, Mermaid 1928

Jean Metzinger - Comp of a Statue with Candlestick and Wind 1928-30

Jean Metzinger - Le Bilboquet ca 1929

Jean Metzinger - Masked Man with Hat

Jean Metzinger - Young Women with a Guitar

Jean Metzinger, L'Oiseau Bleu (left), André Lhote, two works (center), Albert Gleizes, Baigneuse (right) Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Jean Metzinger - Femme Nue dans un Fauteuil


Jean Metzinger - Composition à la Guitarre ca 1930

Jean Metzinger

Jean Metzinger - Arlequin au Chapeau

Jean Metzinger - Bananes, Noix, Orange et Poire

Jean Metzinger - Bathers

Jean Metzinger - Cafetière, Deux Bouteilles et Salade

Jean Metzinger - Cubist Composition

Jean Metzinger - Écuyère au Cirque

Jean Metzinger - Les Champignons No 1, 1930

Jean Metzinger - Elegante à la Robe Bleue ca 1930

Jean Metzinger - Femme à la Colombe

Jean Metzinger - La Château

Jean Metzinger - La Maison

Jean Metzinger - Les Baigneuses

Jean Metzinger - Nature Morte au Café et au Journal 1940-45

Jean Metzinger - Nature Morte aux Coquillages 1927

Jean Metzinger - Nu Allongé à l'Oreiller Bleu

Jean Metzinger - Woman Juggler 1930-35

Jean Metzinger - Tossa de Mar ca 1934

Jean Metzinger - Femme Assise Devant la Fenêtre 1935 (-1944)

Jean Metzinger - Study for Yachting

Jean Metzinger - Yachting 1937

Jean Metzinger - Nu à Cephalonia 1938

Jean Metzinger - Petit Nu Cubiste

Jean Metzinger - Portrait de Femme en Vert 1940

Jean Metzinger - Portrait de Rosa Rachi ca 1940

Jean Metzinger - Sans Titre

Jean Metzinger - Still Life with Fruit and a Brown Jar

Jean Metzinger - Suzanne au Sombrero ca 1940

Jean Metzinger - Women with Necklace 1943

Jean Metzinger - Chat et Poisson 1950

Jean Metzinger - Femme Assise en Robe Bleue 1950

Jean Metzinger - Coffee Pot and Red Cup 1950

Jean Metzinger - Woman and Bird Cage 1950-52

Jean Metzinger - La Violoniste 1953-55

Jean Metzinger - Cat Playing with a Ball 1945-50

Jean Metzinger

Jean Metzinger

Jean Metzinger - Bouquet Danémones, Pichet et Tasse sur un Guéridon 1923

Jean Metzinger - Chat et Poisson 1950

Jean Metzinger - Coffee Grinder, Wine Glass and Tea Box 1914

Jean Metzinger - Crystal Decanter and Glasses 1940

Jean Metzinger - Allégorie 1931

Jean Metzinger - Bouquet de Lilas et Artichauds 1935

Jean Metzinger - Danseuse au Champagne, Projet Publicitaire

Jean Metzinger - Deux Jeunes Filles à la Fenêtre 1904

Jean Metzinger - Femme à la Tasse de Café 1919

Jean Dominique Antony Metzinger June 24, 1883 – November 3, 1956 was a major 20th-century French painter, theorist, writer, critic and poet, who along with Albert Gleizes, developed the theoretical foundations of Cubism. His earliest works, from 1900 to 1904, were influenced by the Neo-impressionism of Georges Seurat and Henri-Edmond Cross. Between 1904 and 1907 Metzinger worked in the Divisionist and Fauvist styles with a strong Cézannian component, leading to some of the first proto-Cubist works.

From 1908 Metzinger experimented with the faceting of form, a style that would soon become known as Cubism. His early involvement in Cubism saw him both as an influential artist and principal theorist of the movement. The idea of moving around an object in order to see it from different view-points is treated, for the first time, in Metzinger's Note sur la Peinture, published in 1910. Before the emergence of Cubism, painters worked from the limiting factor of a single view-point. Metzinger, for the first time, in Note sur la peinture, enunciated the interest in representing objects as remembered from successive and subjective experiences within the context of both space and time. Jean Metzinger and Albert Gleizes wrote the first major treatise on Cubism in 1912, entitled Du "Cubisme". Metzinger was a founding member of the Section d'Or group of artists.

Metzinger was at the center of Cubism both because of his participation and identification of the movement when it first emerged, because of his role as intermediary among the Bateau-Lavoir group and the Section d'Or Cubists, and above all because of his artistic personality. During the First World War Metzinger furthered his role as a leading Cubist with his co-founding of the second phase of the movement, referred to as Crystal Cubism. He recognized the importance of mathematics in art, through a radical geometrization of form as an underlying architectural basis for his wartime compositions. The establishing of the basis of this new perspective, and the principles upon which an essentially non-representational art could be built, led to La Peinture et ses lois (Painting and its Laws), written by Albert Gleizes in 1922–23. As post-war reconstruction began, a series of exhibitions at Léonce Rosenberg's Galerie de L'Effort Moderne were to highlight order and allegiance to the aesthetically pure. The collective phenomenon of Cubism—now in its advanced revisionist form—became part of a widely discussed development in French culture, with Metzinger at its helm. Crystal Cubism was the culmination of a continuous narrowing of scope in the name of a return to order; based upon the observation of the artists relation to nature, rather than on the nature of reality itself. In terms of the separation of culture and life, this period emerges as the most important in the history of Modernism.

For Metzinger, the classical vision had been an incomplete representation of real things, based on an incomplete set of laws, postulates and theorems. He believed the world was dynamic and changing in time, that it appeared different depending on the point of view of the observer. Each of these viewpoints were equally valid according to underlying symmetries inherent in nature. For inspiration, Niels Bohr, the Danish physicist and one of the principle founders of quantum mechanics, hung in his office a large painting by Metzinger, La Femme au Cheval, a conspicuous early example of 'mobile perspective' implementation (also called simultaneity)

Jean Metzinger came from a prominent military family. His great-grandfather, Nicolas Metzinger (18 May 1769 – 1838), Captain in the 1st Horse Artillery Regiment, and Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, had served under Napoleon Bonaparte. A street in the Sixième arrondissement of Nantes (Rue Metzinger) was named after Jean's grandfather, Charles Henri Metzinger (10 May 1814 – ?). Following the early death of his father, Eugène François Metzinger, Jean pursued interests in mathematics, music and painting, though his mother, a music professor by the name of Eugénie Louise Argoud, had ambitions of his becoming a medical doctor. Jean's younger brother Maurice (born 24 Oct. 1885) would become a musician, excelling as a cellist. By 1900 Jean was a student at Académie Cours Cambronne in Nantes, working under Hippolyte Touront, a well-known portrait painter who taught an academic, conventional style of painting. Metzinger, however, was interested in the current trends in painting.

Metzinger sent three paintings to the Salon des Indépendants in 1903, and subsequently moved to Paris with the proceeds from their sale. From the age of 20, Metzinger supported himself as a professional painter. He exhibited regularly in Paris from 1903, participating in the first Salon d'Automne the same year and taking part in a group show with Raoul Dufy, Lejeune and Torent, from 19 January-22 February 1903 at the gallery run by Berthe Weill (1865–1951), with another show November 1903. Metzinger exhibited at Berthe Weill's gallery 23 November-21 December 1905 and again 14 January-10 February 1907, with Robert Delaunay, in 1908 (6–31 January) with André DerainFernand Léger and Pablo Picasso, and 28 April-28 May 1910 with DerainRouault and Kees van Dongen. He would show four more times at Weill's gallery, 17 January-1 February 1913, March 1913, June 1914 and February 1921. It is at Berthe Weill's that he would meet Max Jacob for the first time. Berthe Weill was also the first Parisian art dealer to sell works of Picasso (1906). Along with Picasso and Metzinger, she helped discover Matisse, Derain, Amedeo Modigliani and Utrillo. Metzinger, a sensitive and intelligent theoretician of Cubism, sought to communicate the principles of this movement through his paintings as well as his writings. (Lucy Flint, Peggy Guggenheim Collection)

Many exhibitions document the painter's national and international success. His works can be found in private and public collections and institutions around the world.

The artist died in Paris on November 3, 1956.