The figure depicted, Summer, appears as a sorrowful woman whose outlines are lost in the geometric and almost abstract structure of the composition where, following a simultaneous and multiple vision, crossed lines, plains of colour, zig-zag outlines, areas of pointiliste technique and blanks in which the background colours emerge, all controlled by a stringent formal internal logic. Severini’s stratigraphic figurative style, the divisionism of the Roman years, cubism, which is here enriched with the vitality of colour, and the futuristic dynamism, which was the base of his paintings in the 1910s, re-emerge in the elegant synthesis of this female figure, in whom a certain decorative intent is also clear.


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