Chaïm Soutine: Flesh
The exhibition highlights the unique visual concept and painterly energy that the artist brought to the traditional still-life. Soutine’s remarkable paintings depict hanging fowl and beef carcasses that are now considered among his greatest artistic achievements. The 32 works epitomize the influence of Old Masters with painterly modernism. Virtuoso technique, expressive color, disorienting, and unexpected compositions endow Soutine’s depictions of slaughtered animals with a striking visual power and emotional impact.
Stephen Brown, Neubauer Family Foundation Associate Curator; The Jewish Museum, with consulting curators Esti Dunow and Maurice Tuchman, authors of Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943) catalogue raisonné (1993).