Picasso ~ 50 Most Representative Paintings

Header Painting: Detail of self portrait of artist at age 19.
© Succession Picasso.

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Pablo Picasso ~ Still Life on a Chest of Drawers (1919)


Pablo Picasso
Still Life on a Chest of Drawers (1919)
Oil on canvas
© Succession Picasso
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Still life always played a critical role in Cubism. It's definition says it all: 'an arrangement of objects completely under the artist's control'. Unlike Braque he sometimes applied the Cubist fragmentation of reality to portraiture. By 1917 he was using a realistic style in paintings such as Portrait of Olga in an Armchair, and simultaneously producing Cubist works. Here, as a case in point of never trying to tie Picasso down to one 'ism', he painted a still life in a traditional rather than Cubist way. He was master of everything he touched.

It's still unsettling even if it is relatovely conventional as he has deliberately left unfinished patches and cross-hatchings. The wall-mouldings hint of classicism or a reflection of the comfortable life-style that Picasso had adopted after his marriage to Olga...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Still Life on a Chest of Drawers (1919) >> 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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