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The Engineer's Lover

Carlo Carra

The Engineer's Lover

Carlo Carra
  • Original Title: L'amante dell'ingegnere
  • Date: 1921
  • Style: Metaphysical art
  • Genre: still life
  • Media: oil
  • Dimensions: 55 x 45 cm

The Engineer's Lover (Italian: L'amante dell'ingegnere) is a painting by Italian painter Carlo Carrà. It was finished during the metaphysical phase of the artist (1921).

It portrays an enigmatic head of a maiden on a brown table, flanked by a green panel with a triangle and a compasses (symbols of rationalism). The black background contributes to underline the timeless atmosphere of the scene.

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