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Pablo Picasso

Françoise, 1946

Lithograph
Edition 2/50
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2/50.

Image: 59.5 x 48.5 cm on wove paper by Arches 66 x 49.2 cm.

Catalogue raisonné: Bloch, no. …

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2/50.

Image: 59.5 x 48.5 cm on wove paper by Arches 66 x 49.2 cm.

Catalogue raisonné: Bloch, no. 396.

The painter Françoise Gilot lived with Pablo Picasso for ten years. A disaster, she says – but a wonderful one.

Françoise Gilot (born 1921) was the woman at Picasso’s side for ten years. Françoise Gilot is herself a …

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Signed in pencil lower right: Picasso, also dated in the plate: 14 juin 46.
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
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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.

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Koller Auctions

2/50.

Image: 59.5 x 48.5 cm on wove paper by Arches 66 x 49.2 cm.

Catalogue raisonné: Bloch, no. …

Read more

2/50.

Image: 59.5 x 48.5 cm on wove paper by Arches 66 x 49.2 cm.

Catalogue raisonné: Bloch, no. 396.

The painter Françoise Gilot lived with Pablo Picasso for ten years. A disaster, she says – but a wonderful one.

Françoise Gilot (born 1921) was the woman at Picasso’s side for ten years. Françoise Gilot is herself a …

Read more
Signature
Signed in pencil lower right: Picasso, also dated in the plate: 14 juin 46.
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
Follow

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.

Pablo Picasso

Françoise, 1946

Lithograph
Edition 2/50
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