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Pablo Picasso

Raphaël et la Fornarina. VIII: Le Pape entre, avec un sourire patelin (B. 1783; Ba. 1800), 1968

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11 1/10 × 13 7/10 in
28.1 × 34.7 cm
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Signed in pencil, a proof aside from the numbered edition of 50, plate 303 from the 347 Series, on …

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Signed in pencil, a proof aside from the numbered edition of 50, plate 303 from the 347 Series, on Rives wove paper, printed by Crommelynck, Mougins.

plate: 148 by 209 mm 5 7/8 by 8 1/4 in
sheet: 281 by 347 mm 11 by 13 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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Signed in pencil, a proof aside from the numbered edition of 50, plate 303 from the 347 Series, on …

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Signed in pencil, a proof aside from the numbered edition of 50, plate 303 from the 347 Series, on Rives wove paper, printed by Crommelynck, Mougins.

plate: 148 by 209 mm 5 7/8 by 8 1/4 in
sheet: 281 by 347 mm 11 by 13 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

Raphaël et la Fornarina. VIII: Le Pape entre, avec un sourire patelin (B. 1783; Ba. 1800), 1968

Etching
11 1/10 × 13 7/10 in
28.1 × 34.7 cm
Bidding closed
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