Picasso ~ 50 Most Representative Paintings

Header Painting: Detail of self portrait of artist at age 19.
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Pablo Picasso ~ Portrait of Ambroise Vollard (1909/10)


Pablo Picasso
Portrait of Ambroise Vollard (1909/10)
Oil on canvas
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Ambroise Vollard is an important name in the history of Picasso and one that comes up time and again. An art dealer, he took on the 19-year-old Pablo Picasso in 1901, almost as soon as he arrived in Paris. He stopped being his dealer from around 1906 to 1927 when the artist began a truly wonderful set of hundred etchings, the Vollard Suite, which took almost 10 years to complete - see the wonderful book at amazon.co.uk.

This is Cubism in its first phase with it thinly painted in monochrome pigments. Brilliant colours have been displaced so as not to detract from his Cubist vision.

Though typically Cubistesque austere its inventiveness is just genius. Yes, Vollard has been deconstructed, Vollard yet at the same time he is perfectly recognizable.

Within a year that would change: 'portraits' where reality was completely obscured with only the occasional visual clue indicating the identity of the sitter. This is my favourite period of Cubism. Early and where reality and unreality meet in perfect union...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Portrait of Ambroise Vollard (1909-10) >> 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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