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Peter Blume






 

Peter Blume

Peter Blume (1906 - 1992) was an American painter (born in Russia) of the magic realism school. He and his family emigrated from Russia to New York City in 1906.

Peter Blume's brand of Surrealism was based on the juxtaposition of disjunctive and unrelated objects and figures, all rendered in an accomplished and painstaking technique that echoes northern European painting of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Blume labored intensively over his paintings, creating many sketches, which explains the relative rarity of large-scale works.

He painted The Eternal City which is a reference to Rome, Italy, as well as The Rock (1944-1948) which depicts the process of rebuilding civilization out of its own destruction.

In 1934 he won the Carnegie International Award with South of Scranton (Metropolitan Museum of Art).


 


Tasso


 


The Eternal City
1934-37



 


South of Scranton
1931


 


House at Fallingwater

1938



 


Cartoon Sketch for Autumn



 


Study for the Boulders of Avila

1976



 


Satyr with Cock

1974



 


Study for Recollection After the Flood

1967



 


Winter



 


Home for Christmas


 


Light of the World
1932


 


Crucifixion
1951


 


Banyan Tree
1961


 


Vegetable Dinner
1927


 


New England Barn
1926


 


Spring
1987


 


Untitled
1989


 


Autumn


 


Untitled


 


Untitled


 


The Rock

1944



 


Der Dampfer




 


Banyan Trees

1961




 


Group of People
1958




 


Harps
1932



 


Poppies #2
1964

 

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