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Maker(s):Rozanova, Ol'ga
Culture:Russian (1886-1918)
Title:Duel, from the portfolio 'War'
Date Made:1916
Materials:Linoleum cut printed in green on paper
Measurements:Sheet: 15 7/16 x 5 in.; 39.2 x 12.6 cm; Image: 14 7/16 x 11 1/8 in.; 36.7 x 28.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2001.56.8
Credit Line:Gift of Thomas P. Whitney (Class of 1937)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
Single combat becomes a leitmotif of Rozanova’s series. The gesture of the warrior on the dark horse evokes the familiar stance of Saint Michael killing the dragon. This and the print Battle bear similarities with Kandinsky’s works from around 1913, in which horses and battle scenes figure prominently.
BJ, 2014

abstract; allegory; biblical; fighting; violence

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