The Red Pitcher, Circa 1930
Oil on canvas, 22 x 24 inches
Signed Joseph Stella lower right & signed on verso
Richard York Gallery, 1990-1994
A note from the catalogue card:
According to Joseph Stella’s biographer, John Bauer, “It was in still life that Stella did his most consistently creative painting during the latter part of his life…” In this work, dating from about 1930, the artist has contrasted the rhythm of intensely colored vertical elements in a Mexican blanket with a flattened, curvaceous, and loosely described pitcher and fruit to produce a shimmering modernist image of graphic visual impact.