Pablo Picasso, ‘Fragments de Corps de Femme - From "Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide’, 1931, Wallector

Original price : 900 euro
Original etching from the portfolio "Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide" realized by Pablo Picasso in 1931 and published by Skira. Includes passepartout: cm 49 x 34
Good conditions except some stains.

The etching "Fragments de Corps de Femme" represents a female backside into a linear framework. Below there are three male profiles. The figures seem to be talking. The etching is from Picasso's famous series "Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide", the first important graphic artwork realized by the artist between 1930 and 1931. The characters are dominated by passion and violence, love and death.

Series: Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide

Publisher: Skira Editeur

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