The Seeded Earth, 1942

  • André Masson, French, 1896-1987

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 30 × 40 inches (76.2 × 101.6 cm)
  • 36 1/2 × 46 1/4 × 2 1/8 inches (92.7 × 117.5 × 5.4 cm)

Gift of W. Hawkins Ferry

52.28

On View

  • Modern N230.1

Department

European Modern Art to 1950

  • Abstraction
  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Painting (visual work)

Signed and dated, lower left: Andre Masson | 1942

1952-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Page, A. Franklin. "Seeded Earth by André Masson." Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 32, no. 1 (1952–1953): 23–25, pp. 23-25 (ill.). The W. Hawkings Ferry Collection. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1966, unpaginated, cat. 31 (ill.). Andre Masson. Exh. cat., Casino de Knokke. Brussels, 1969, p. 31, no. 30. Ricciotti, Dominic. "André Masson's Seeded Earth" Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 54, no. 4 (1976): 184–190, pp. 184–190 (ill.). Birmingham, Doris A. "Masson's Pasiphaë: Eros and the Unity of the Cosmos." Art Bulletin 69, no. 2 (June 1987): 279–294, p. 287. The W. Hawkins Ferry Collection. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1987, pp. 11 (ill.), 31, no. 33.

André Masson, The Seeded Earth, 1942, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of W. Hawkins Ferry, 52.28.