Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881-1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907) and Guernica (1937).Picasso's work is often categorized into periods. While the names of many of his later periods are debated, the most commonly accepted periods in his work are the Blue Period (1901-1904), the Rose Period (1904-1906), the African-influenced Period (1907-1909), Analytic Cubism (1909-1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912-1919), also referred to as the Crystal period. Much of Picasso's work of late 1910s and early 1920s is in a neoclassical style, and his work in the mid-1920s often has characteristics of Surrealism. His later work often combines elements of his earlier styles. He continued to work in painting, drawing, prints, ceramics and sculpture there until his death in 1973. As a graphic artist he stands as an innovative giant, producing over 2,500 intaglio prints, lithographs and linocuts.Original lithograph in black ink on wove paper by Pablo Picasso. Executed as a gouache worked wash drawing on lithographic paper and transferred to stone. The image shows small flowers in a glass of water.
Dated April 22, 1947 in the stone, the work was printed and published in 1950 as the frontespiece to Picasso Lithographs Vol. II. Total edition size is 2,500. The stone was polished out after printing, so no additional impressions could be pulled.
Framed in a wooden frame and glazed.
This print was a Gift Aided donation to FARA Clapham.
This work will be available at Roseberys: Prints & Multiples online sale - bidding begins on Monday 14th October.