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12 Avril 1970 IV - Original Etching by Pablo Picasso - 1970


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12 Avril 1970 IV is an original Contemporary Artwork realized by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Moujins, 1973) in 1970. Original B/W Etching on Wove paper. The work is the sheet N. 34 from the series "156 Gravures". This has the stamped signature in the lower right margin. Sheet Dimensions: 22 x 28 cm. Total Dimensions: 56.5 x 63. 12 Avril 1970 IV 12/50 on the lower left in pencil. Signed on plate on the lower right and dated "12.4.70.IV" on the upper left corner. Edition of 50 specimens numbered in arab numbers and 15 artist's proofs numbered in roman numbers. Includes passepartout. Provenance: 'Sala Gaspar' Gallery (Barcelona). Reference: Bloch, No. 1889. Excellent conditions. Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Moujins, 1973) in the 1970s. He was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet, and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for the foundation the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and the wide variety of styles that he has helped to develop and explore. Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Marcel Duchamp are considered the three artists who most defined the revolutionary developments of plastic arts in the first decades of the 20th century. Picasso demonstrated an extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting figuratively throughout his childhood and adolescence. Then his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas. His work is often categorized into periods. The periods of his oeuvre are: the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Pink Period (1904–1906), the African-influenced Period (1907–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919). Exceptionally prolific over the entire course of his long life, Picasso achieved universal fame and immense fortune for his revolutionary artistic accomplishments in 20th Century.


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    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spanish)
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    Height: 22.25 in. (56.5 cm)Width: 24.81 in. (63 cm)Depth: 0.04 in. (1 mm)
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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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