Françoise Gilot, ‘Woman with Quill’, 1950-1959, Lions Gallery
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Françoise Gilot

Woman with Quill, 1950-1959

Lithograph
10 91/100 × 8 37/50 in
27.7 × 22.2 cm
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About the work
Lions Gallery

Francois Gilot, (1921-) studied English Literature at Cambridge University, and then,
encouraged by …

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Condition
Good. Minor even edge toning commensurate with age, please see photos.
Signature
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Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Françoise Gilot
French, b. 1921
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Claiming, “I must cancel the emptiness of the canvas like an opening gambit in a game of chess,” Françoise Gilot came of age as an artist in the early 1940s, a member of the School of Paris, and has been pursuing a bold, Modernist vision in her paintings and prints ever since. She is perhaps best known for her decade-long relationship with Pablo Picasso, which began in 1946 and positioned her at the heart of the Modernist movement, within which she developed a vibrant career. Ranging from representational and narrative to entirely abstract, her compositions evince influences from Cubism and Fauvism. Gilot focuses equally on the structure of her compositions and the visual and emotional resonance of color as she does on the subjects animating them, including her family and memories, mythology, and the forces of nature, time, and space.

Françoise Gilot, ‘Woman with Quill’, 1950-1959, Lions Gallery
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About the work
Lions Gallery

Francois Gilot, (1921-) studied English Literature at Cambridge University, and then,
encouraged by her father, studied international law, though she
secretly also took art lessons at the same time. In 1943, during her
first exhibition in Paris, Gilot (then 21) met Pablo Picasso (who was
61) for the first time. In 1946, …

Medium
Condition
Good. Minor even edge toning commensurate with age, please see photos.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Françoise Gilot
French, b. 1921
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Claiming, “I must cancel the emptiness of the canvas like an opening gambit in a game of chess,” Françoise Gilot came of age as an artist in the early 1940s, a member of the School of Paris, and has been pursuing a bold, Modernist vision in her paintings and prints ever since. She is perhaps best known for her decade-long relationship with Pablo Picasso, which began in 1946 and positioned her at the heart of the Modernist movement, within which she developed a vibrant career. Ranging from representational and narrative to entirely abstract, her compositions evince influences from Cubism and Fauvism. Gilot focuses equally on the structure of her compositions and the visual and emotional resonance of color as she does on the subjects animating them, including her family and memories, mythology, and the forces of nature, time, and space.

Françoise Gilot

Woman with Quill, 1950-1959

Lithograph
10 91/100 × 8 37/50 in
27.7 × 22.2 cm
.
Sold
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