ZorachZorach's entry in the
Armory Show, a portrait simply titled Study, most likely included bold colors, unmixed and straight from the tube, as she used in Landscape (above), one of her
many early fauve-inspired paintings. An article
written in the New York American
emphasizes the non-organic appearance of Zorach's painting: "In the
'study,' by Marguerite Zorach, you see at once that the lady is feeling
very, very bad. She is portraying her emotions after a day's shopping.
The pale yellow eyes and the purple lips of her subject indicate that the
digestive organs are not functioning properly. I would advise salicylate
of quininine in small doses." (Levy 1) The author's chiding comments were typical of the responses to Matisse's work. The non-representational colors and forms of post-impressionism could only come from an insane artist (a theory supported by van Gogh's eratic behavior and visit to a mental institution) or an emotionally disturbed subject.
(not included in the Armory Show)