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Pablo Picasso
Tête de faune, Pablo Picasso, work on paper, 1960's, Portrait, Naif, Pencil




Tête de faune, Pablo Picasso, work on paper, 1960's, Portrait, Naif, Pencil Tête de faune 1963 Pencil on paper 42 x 27 cm 60 x 52.5 cm (with frame) Signed and dated upper center : Picasso / Le 30.8.63. Certificate of authenticity issued by Claude Ruiz-Picasso, dated January 16th, 2020. Pablo Picasso, with a refined style elaborated by pencil strokes, represents, here, one of his favorite subjects. Indeed, the Faune is a well-known character within the painter's artistic productions, directly connected to the subject of the forest and the animal spirit. This work is a perfect representation of the stylistic line specific to the artist and often used in his drawings. A simplified face that is also reminiscent of the painter's interest in African Art. Nowadays, Pablo Picasso's artworks are gathered in museum entirely dedicated to him as the Musée National Picasso in Paris or the Museu Picasso in Barcelona. Moreover, his compositions are also exhibited by the most prominent global institutions as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute in Chicago but also The Hermitage Museum in Saint Saint-Petersburg.


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    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spanish)
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    Height: 16.54 in. (42 cm)Width: 10.63 in. (27 cm)
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    Geneva, CH
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    1stDibs: LU150228480662

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Pablo Picasso

One of the most prolific and revolutionary artists the world has ever seen, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) had a tremendous impact on the development of 20th-century modern art.Although he is best known for his association with the Cubist movement, which he founded with Georges Braque, Picasso’s influence extends to Surrealism, neoclassicism and expressionism.“Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction,” the Spanish artist proclaimed. In his Cubist paintings, he emphasizes the two-dimensionality of the canvas, breaking with conventions regarding perspective, foreshortening and proportion. Picasso was inspired by Iberian and African tribal art. One of his most famous pre-Cubist works is Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), a painting considered immoral and shocking at the time for its depiction of nude women whose faces resemble Iberian tribal masks.He made many portraits in this style, most often of the women in his life, their expressively colored faces composed of geometric shards of surface planes. In Woman in a Hat (Olga), 1935, he painted his first wife as an assemblage of abstract forms, leaving the viewer to decipher the subject through the contrasting colors and shapes. Picasso was a tireless artist, creating more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and sculptures. Tracing his life’s work reveals the progression of modern art, on which he had an unparalleled influence.Browse an expansive collection of Pablo Picasso's art on 1stDibs.
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