The National Museum of Western Art

update 15 December 2017

on display Permanent Collection

Albert Gleizes [Paris, 1881 - Avignon, 1953]

Harvest Threshing (Le Dépiquage des moissons)

Date1912
Materials/Techniquesoil on canvas
Size (cm)269.0 x 353.0
InscriptionsSigned and dated lower right: Albert Gleizes/ 1912
CategoryPaintings
Collection NumberP.2004-0001
Harvest Threshing (Le Dépiquage des moissons)

Pioneered by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, Cubism was the most innovative art movement of the early twentieth century. The Cubist method is to integrate multiple viewpoints of a subject within a geometrically divided picture plane. This painting was one of the highlights of a comprehensive Cubist exhibition, “Section d’Or” (“Golden Section”), held in Paris in 1912. The traditional harvest scene is transformed by the new Cubist approach. (Source: Gallery label, October 2016)

Provenance

Solomon R. Guggenheim (acquired from the artist in 1938); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Sold to a Parisian Gallery, 1988; Private Collections, Paris, 1989; Purchased by the NMWA, 2005.

Exhibition History

1912
La Section d'Or , Galerie de la Boétie, Paris, 10 October 1912 - 30 October 1912, no. 43
1926
Trente ans d'Art indépedant, Grand Palais, Paris, 20 February 1926 - 21 March 1926, cat. no. 1058
1947
Albert Gleizes, 50 ans de peintre, Chapelle du lycée Ampére, Lyon, 15 November 1947 - 14 December 1947, p. 19
1964
Albert Gleizes, 1881-1953, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris, 15 December 1964 - 31 January 1965, no. 16
1964
Albert Gleizes, 1881-1953: A Retrospective Exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1964 - 1964, cat. no. 34
1965
Albert Gleizes, 1881-1953: Retrospektive, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, 13 March 1965 - 25 April 1965, no. 16
2001
Albert Gleizes: le cubisme en majesté, Museu Picasso, Barcelona, 28 March 2001 - 5 August 2001, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, 6 September - 10 December 2001, cat. no. 35

Bibliography

1912
Hourcade, Olivier. Courrier des Arts. Paris-Journal. Oct. 10-30, 1912, no. 43.
1938
Les Beaux-Arts. August, 1938, repr. p. 2.
1950
Gray, Cleve. Gleizes. Magazine of Art. vol. 43, no. 6, October, 1950, pp. 207-210, repr. p. 208.
1959
Golding, John. Cubism: A History and an Analysis 1907-1914. New York/London, 1959, repr. no. 74B.
1964
Robbins, Daniel. Albert Gleizes 1881-1953, A Retrospective Exhibition (exh. cat.). The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1964, pp. 12-25, repr. in color, p. 47, no. 34.
1964
Kuh, Katharine. Albert Gleizes: Underrated Cubist. Saturday Review. 31 October, 1964, pp. 32-33.
1964
Robbins, Daniel. Gleizes as a Way of Life. Art News. No. 63, September, 1964, pp. 25-27ff, repr. p. 27.
1967
West, Richard V. Painters of Section d'Or: The Alternatives to Cubism (exh. cat.). Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffaro, 1967, repr. p. 58.
1968
Golding, John. Cubism: A History and an Analysis 1907-1914. 2nd ed., London, 1968, pp. 161, repr. no. 74B.
1970
Cooper, Douglas. The Cubist Epoch. New York, 1970, pp. 73-74, repr. col., plate 65.
1975
Robbins, Daniel. The Formation and Maturity of Albert Gleizes, 1881 through 1920. Dissertation, New York University, 1975
1976
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1976
Rudenstine, Angelica Zander. The Guggenheim Museum Collection: paintings, 1880-1945. vol. 1, New York, 1976, pp. 140-142, repr. p. 141, no. 47.
1979
Yaegashi, Haruki. Sekai no Bijutsu. Cubism. Vol. 63, Tokyo, Jun. 1979, p. 70, rper. col. "Harvest Threshing (Le Dépiquage des moissons) ".
1980
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1982
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1982
Albert, Pierre. Albert Gleizes: Naissance et avenir du cubisme. Saint-Etienne, 1982, p. 88.
1985
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Golding, John. Cubism: A History and an Analysis 1907-1914. 3rd ed., Cambridge, MA, 1988, pp. 170-171, repr. no. 83B.
1989
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1993
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1993
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1998
Varicho, Anne et al.. Albert Gleizes 1881-1953, atalogue Raisonné. Paris, 1998, p. 145, repr. col. no. 397.
1998
Massent, Michel. Albert Gleizes, 1881-1953. Paris, 1998 , p. 120, repr. p. 118.
1998
Cottington, David. Cubism in the Shadow of War: The Avant-garde and Politics in Paris, 1905-1914. New Haven/London, 1998, p. 120, repr. col. p. 118, no. 28.
2000
Cox, Neil. Cubism. London, 2000, p. 216, repr. col. no. 122.
2000
Green, Christopher. Art in France 1900-1940. New Haven/ London, 2000, pp. 198-199, repr. col. p. 198, no. 234.
2000
Briend, Christian. Albert Gleizes au Salon de la Section d'or de 1912. La Section d'or 1912, 1920, 1925 (exh. cat.). Paris, 2000, pp. 71-75.
2000
Hourcade, Olivier. Courrier des Arts (reprint). La Section d'or 1912, 1920, 1925 (exh. cat.). Musées de Châteauroux/Musés Fabre, Montpellier, Édition Cercle d'Art, 2000-2001, pp. 309-310.
2001
Antliff, Mark; Leighten, Patricia. Cubism and Culture. London/New York, 2001, pp. 126-167, repr. col. p. 124, no.102.
2001
Brooke, Peter. Albert Gleizes, For and Against theTwentieth Century. New Haven/London, 2001, pp. 35-39, repr. col. p. 35, no. 18.
2001
Briend, Christian; Brooke, Peter et al.. Albert Gleizes: Le cubisme en majesté (exh. cat.). Museu Picasso, Barcelona/Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, 2001, pp. 48-49, repr. col. no. 35.
2002
Briend, Christian. Between Tradition and Modernity: The Cubist Work of Albert Gleizes. Albert Gleizes: Cubism in Magesty (exh. cat.). Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, 2002-2003, pp. 53-75, repr. p. 60, no. 9.
2003
Cox, Neil. Cubism. Tokyo, 2003, pp. 215-216, repr. p. 216. (Japanese Translation.)
2004
Cottington, David. Cubism and its Histories. Manchester/ New York, 2004, pp. 94-95, repr. col. no. XI.
2006
Annual bulletin of the National Museum of Western Art. No. 39 (Apr. 2004-Mar. 2005), 2006, Tanaka, Masayuki. New Acquisitions. pp. 9-13, List of New Acquisitions. p. 38, repr.
2013
Masterpieces: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Tokyo, The Western Art Foundation, 2013 (Japanese, preface in Japanese and English), no. 119, col. repr.

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