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Pablo Picasso

Orphée, ou le poète. II, 1933

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John Szoke
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Monotype on Arches paper
Annotated "II E." by artist in pencil, upper right
Inscribed …

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Monotype on Arches paper
Annotated "II E." by artist in pencil, upper right
Inscribed "G541, G1243/9, 18551" in pencil on verso, lower right
Marina Picasso Collection stamp on verso
One of two impressions printed by the artist in 1933
Image: 5 1/2 x 4 3/8 inches
Sheet: 9 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches
Framed: 25 1/4 …

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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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Monotype on Arches paper
Annotated "II E." by artist in pencil, upper right
Inscribed …

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Monotype on Arches paper
Annotated "II E." by artist in pencil, upper right
Inscribed "G541, G1243/9, 18551" in pencil on verso, lower right
Marina Picasso Collection stamp on verso
One of two impressions printed by the artist in 1933
Image: 5 1/2 x 4 3/8 inches
Sheet: 9 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches
Framed: 25 1/4 …

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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

Orphée, ou le poète. II, 1933

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