Kona með dragspil
- 35 cm
Ásmundur made this piece in Reykjavík in 1934, depicting a seated woman playing the accordion and singing.
Like many other examples of Ásmundur’s work, this playful piece is forward-facing, massy, and composed with great balance, although this is disrupted by oblique lines and planes that imbue the piece with movement in keeping with the music and singing. Here again we see a hint of influence from the formal language of Cubism, though without sacrificing the realistic character.
Woman with an Accordion is said to be based upon a childhood memory of the artist from the Dalir region of west Iceland. This is one of only a handful of images by Ásmundur from this period which is laden with feeling and expresses unambiguously the import of the piece.
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