Picasso ~ 50 Most Representative Paintings

Header Painting: Detail of self portrait of artist at age 19.
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Pablo Picasso ~ Menu from Els Quatre Gats (1899-1900)


Pablo Picasso
Menu from Els Quatre Gats (1899 - 1900)
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This piece has to be placed in the context of the time it was created in. By his late teens, Picasso was studying at Madrid's San Fernando Academy. He rejected the academic style in art, quit Madrid and returned to Barcelona. Once there he found the rather bohemian and avant-garde tavern, the Els Quatre Gats (The Four Cats). Those who frequented were well versed in all the latest artistic trends in Paris and London. And this was the time of the elegant and undulating art nouveau style.

It was here in February 1901 that Picasso had his first exhibition of portraits and caricatures.

It is obvious that his design for a menu was influenced by art nouveau. Moreover, the the bold, simplified composition echoes the poster artists like Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the British Beggarstaff Brothers.

Around 1900 Picasso set off for London and, to London's expense (I wonder what kind of artist Picasso would have been had he got to London) but made it only as far as Paris. Though it was only a brief visit, he found an artistic atmosphere ieven greater and more expansive than even Barcelona could offer...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Menu from Els Quatre Gats (1899 - 1900) >> 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 >> Advertise >> 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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