Pablo Picasso, ‘Vertumne poursuit Pomone de son Amour - From "Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide"’, 1930, Wallector

Original price : 1200 euro
Original etching from the portfolio "Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide" realized by Pablo Picasso in 1930 and published by Skira. Includes Passepartout : 49 x 34 cm

Very good conditions except some light foxings.
Image Dimensions: 23 x 17 cm

The etching represents a famous episode taken from Ovid's Metamorphosis. Into a frame, in the center of the space, there is Vertumn, a Roman deity of Etruscan origins, who is hugging Pomone, the Roman fruits goddess. According to to mythological history, Vertumn is in love with Pomona, who doesn't want to give herself to him. With an escamotage Vertumn manages to make her fall in love with him. In the etching Picasso represents the moment of the union between the lovers.

Series: Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide

Publisher: Skira Editeur

About Pablo Picasso

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.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France