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Pablo Picasso

Le Viol II, 1933

Drypoint
11 7/8 × 14 3/8 in
30.2 × 36.5 cm
Location
Chicago
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Armstrong Fine Art
Chicago
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Printed on laid Monval-Montgolfier paper, 1933. Reference: Bloch 180; Baer 338. Plate 30 from the …

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Printed on laid Monval-Montgolfier paper, 1933. Reference: Bloch 180; Baer 338. Plate 30 from the Suite Vollard. From the edition of 50 with wide margins; an additional 260 were printed with smaller margin. Printed by Atelier Lacourière, Paris. Published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris. A fine impression in very fine …

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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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Printed on laid Monval-Montgolfier paper, 1933. Reference: Bloch 180; Baer 338. Plate 30 from the …

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Printed on laid Monval-Montgolfier paper, 1933. Reference: Bloch 180; Baer 338. Plate 30 from the Suite Vollard. From the edition of 50 with wide margins; an additional 260 were printed with smaller margin. Printed by Atelier Lacourière, Paris. Published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris. A fine impression in very fine …

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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.

Pablo Picasso

Le Viol II, 1933

Drypoint
11 7/8 × 14 3/8 in
30.2 × 36.5 cm
Location
Chicago
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