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Pablo Picasso

L'Aubade, avec femme accoudée (Ba. 1233), 1959

Linoleum cut printed in brown and beige
24 2/5 × 29 3/5 in
62.1 × 75.2 cm
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One of fewer than five impressions of the first state (of three), on Arches wove paper, stamped …

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One of fewer than five impressions of the first state (of three), on Arches wove paper, stamped 'Imprimerie Arnera Archives Non Signé' on the verso.

image: 532 by 642 mm 21 by 25 1/4 in
sheet: 621 by 752 mm 24 1/2 by 29 5/8 in

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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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One of fewer than five impressions of the first state (of three), on Arches wove paper, stamped …

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One of fewer than five impressions of the first state (of three), on Arches wove paper, stamped 'Imprimerie Arnera Archives Non Signé' on the verso.

image: 532 by 642 mm 21 by 25 1/4 in
sheet: 621 by 752 mm 24 1/2 by 29 5/8 in

Medium
Print
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.

Pablo Picasso

L'Aubade, avec femme accoudée (Ba. 1233), 1959

Linoleum cut printed in brown and beige
24 2/5 × 29 3/5 in
62.1 × 75.2 cm
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