Pablo Picasso

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Buste De Femme
Signed and dated ‘Picasso 28A.38’ (upper left)
Oil on canvas
21¾ x 15 in. (55.2 x 38 cm)
Painted in Mougins, 28 August 1938

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Tête
Circa 1964
Soft ground etching and aquatint printed in colours
Signed in pencil, numbered 22/50

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Le Repos de Sculpteur devant une Bacchanale au Taureau
Dated March 30, 1933
Drypoint on Montval laid paper with Vollard watermark
Plate: 19.3675 x 26.3525 cm
Signed in pencil

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Minotaure Caressant Du Mufle D’une Dormeuse (B. 201)
Drypoint, 1933, from the Vollard suite, signed in pencil, from the total edition of 310,
On Montval laid paper with Vollard watermark, framed
298 by 367 mm, sheet 342 by 450 mm

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Le Repos du Sculpteur devant un Nu à la Draperie
Circa 1933
Framed: 26.7 x 19.4 cm
Signed in pencil

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Minotaure Caressant une Femme
Circa 1933
Etching
Sheet: 43.5 x 34cm
Signed in pencil

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Le Repas Frugal
Etching, 1904
(Bloch 1; Baer 2)
Baer’s second (final) state, from the Saltimbanques Suite, one of 250 Impressions,
On Van Gelder wove paper, framed
461 by 373 mm, sheet 610 by 489 mm

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Fumeur
Circa 1964
Aquatint, printed in colours
41.5 x 31.7 cm
Signed in pencil, numbered 22/50

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Jeune Sculpteur au Travail
Dated 23 March 1933
Etching on Montval laid paper with the Vollard watermark
Framed: 10 9/16 x 7 3/4 in.
Signed Picasso (in pencil, lower right)
Plate 46 from La Suite Vollard
(B. 156; G 309/II, S.V.46)

 

Biography

Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)

Picasso was born the son of an artist in Malaga, Spain, in 1881. At first trained by his father, he studied art in Madrid and Barcelona, and moved to Paris in 1904. He lived and worked in France for most of is life.

Picasso’s artistic genius impacted every major movement in early 20th century art: Realism, Abstraction, Cubism, Neoclassicism, Surrealism, and Expressionism. His earliest paintings of the so-called ‘Blue Period’ (1901-04) are characterized by simple outlines, a melancholic mood, and a blue tonality. Works of the subsequent ‘Rose period’ focus on acrobats and other circus performers, and feel more optimistic. Primitive art, especially African masks, strongly influenced his iconic painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1906/7, MOMA, New York).
Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is responsible for the development of Analytic Cubism in the early 1910s. After a visit of Rome and Naples in 1917, mythological figures such as Minotaurs, nymphs, and fauns inspired his ‘Neoclassical period’.

Picasso’s artistic output was enormous and never decreased, even in old age. During his lifetime, he produced more than 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets and costumes. He died at age 91 in the south of France. Picasso is without doubt the most famous and influential artist of the 20th century.

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