Pablo Picasso, ‘Télévision: Gymnastique au sol, avec spectateurs (B. 1763; Ba. 1780)’, 1968, Print, Etching, Sotheby's
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Pablo Picasso

Télévision: Gymnastique au sol, avec spectateurs (B. 1763; Ba. 1780), 1968

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13 7/10 × 11 1/10 in
34.8 × 28.1 cm
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Signed in pencil, a proof aside from numbered edition of 50, plate 283 from *the 347 Series*, on …

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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, ‘Télévision: Gymnastique au sol, avec spectateurs (B. 1763; Ba. 1780)’, 1968, Print, Etching, Sotheby's
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Signed in pencil, a proof aside from numbered edition of 50, plate 283 from *the 347 Series*, on wove paper, printed by Crommelynck, Mougins.

plate: 209 by 154 mm 8 1/4 by 6 in
sheet: 348 by 281 mm 13 3/4 by 11 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.

Pablo Picasso

Télévision: Gymnastique au sol, avec spectateurs (B. 1763; Ba. 1780), 1968

Etching
13 7/10 × 11 1/10 in
34.8 × 28.1 cm
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