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Pablo Picasso ~ Still Life with Chair Caning (1912)


Pablo Picasso
Still Life with Chair Caning (1912)
Oil on canvas
© Succession Picasso
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The notoriety that Cubism induced was at its height in 1912. Didn't seem to put fellow artists off as Picasso and Braque were joined by the young Spanish painter Juan Gris, and the poet Guillaume Apollinaire whilst other writers were emerging as propagandists for what was now a full-scale artistic movement.

Both Picasso and Braque did take Cubism to a point where everything was completely dismantled but 1912, when this painting was created, wasn't that point. Rather they contented themselves with re-introducing elements from the real world, inserting them in to accentuate their own vision. Thus Braque inserted words into his canvases whilst here, in Still Life with Chair Caning Picasso inseted as a 'frame' a piece of rope. Cafe life was never far away from this era of paintings - glass, lemon & newspaper. The caning of the chair back is actually printed on to a piece of oil cloth that Picasso stuck on to the canvas. Thus the collage was born.

Shadows form across the oil cloth, making the confusion between the 'real' and the 'unreal' all the more palpable...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Still Life with Chair Caning (1912) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings ~ Index

Pablo Picasso Gallery: Paintings In Date Order >> (1893 - 1902) >> (1903 - 20) >> (1921 - 40) >> (1941 -73) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings

Pablo Picasso Texts: Biography >> Life Of Picasso >> Biog. II

Pablo Picasso Links: Picasso & Cocteau >> Le Testament d'Orphee >> Books >> Cards >> Prints >> Picasso Prints, Books and Dvds available @ amazon.com >> Search Site >> Picasso signed items, exhibition posters, ltd edn prints @ ebay.com (direct link to signed items) - just checked and a bigger selection than I have seen anywhere else

Highest & Essential Picasso Recommendations: Ikea Olunda Review/Image >> Buy >> The Dog Art Print Review/Image >> The Owl Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Camel Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Femme Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Dance of Youth Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Petite Fleurs Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Woman Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Drawing Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace II Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Don Quixote, c.1955 Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Trois Danseuses, c.1924 Art Print Review/Image

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