The artist has broken down the picture plane into facets, presenting multiple aspects of the subject simultaneously.This concept first pronounced by Metzinger in 1910—since considered a founding principle of Cubism—would soon find its way into the foundations of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics; the fact that a complete description of one and the same subject may require diverse points of view which defy a unique description.
The rather elegant woman wearing only a pearl necklace and the horse are immersed in a landscape with trees and a window (in the 'background'), a vase, with fruits and vegetation (in the 'foreground') clearly taken from the natural world.
Roger Allard, in his review of the 1912 Salon des Indépendants, noted Metzinger's 'refined choice of colors' and the 'precious rarity' of the painting's 'matière'.
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La Femme au Cheval (also known as Woman with Horse and L'Écuyère) is a large oil painting created toward the end of 1911 by the French artist Jean Metzinger (1883–1956).
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She cups her hand underneath the horse's mouth, as if feeding the horse a piece of fruit.
The reconstruction of the total image was left, according to Metzinger, to 'creative intuition' of the observer.
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