Pablo Picasso, ‘Famille de Saltimbanques’, 1933, Wallector

Original price : 6500 euro
Famille de Saltimbanques is an original etching realized by Pablo Picasso in 1933. Hand signed in pencil on lower right margin and dated on plate "Paris 30 mars XXXIII". II state on 2 (II/II), belonging to the Suite Vollard, printed by Lacourière in 1939 for Editions Vollard. Beautiful impression on Motval paper, with Picasso watermark, in wide margins. Excellent overall conditions of sheet, except a very minor painting fold on the upper right corner.

Picasso frequently attended the Cirque Médrano in Montmartre. Critics thought that Family of Saltimbanques is a metaphorical group portrait of Picasso and his circle, symbolized as poor, independent and isolated. This painting was removed from the Spanish pavilion at the IX Biennale of Venice in 1910 because was considered inappropriate by the organization. On the right, the acrobats' children are stretching out the body. They are naked in a bedroom. In the background, there is a window with a still life and an open-air view. On the left side, the parents are watching the scene.

Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) was a Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and designer, one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. With the radical artwork, Picasso earned respect by his technical mastery, visionary creativity and profound empathy.

Image Dimensions : 19 x 26.5 cm

Signature: Hand signed in pencil on lower right margin and dated on plate "Paris 30 mars XXXIII".

About Pablo Picasso

A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France