When seen online, Coltivazione del limone is an alluring painting. In person it is completely captivating. At roughly 4 x 5 feet, this work commands a room and demands the viewer's attention. It is impossible not to become immersed – and lost – in the lush colors and entangled branches of the lemon trees. The mind delights in losing focus between reality and abstraction. It ranks among Guttuso's finest works.
John Heller Gallery, Inc., New York, purchased 1982
Estate of Marion E. Papp, New York
Guttuso, ACA Gallery and John Heller Gallery, April 7-28, 1958, illustrated p. 34, no. 9
Crispolti, Enrico. Catalogo ragionato generale dei dipinti di Ranato Guttuso. Giorgio Mondadori: Milan, 1984.
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