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Picasso, Library or Coffee Table Book, circa 1950s

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Picasso, a library or coffee table book, 1955, First Edition, Germany. The cover design was made especially for this book by Pablo Picasso, July 1955. "Picasso's art is one of the forces that have shaped our era. Today it no longer matters whether we approve or disapprove of his achievement; we should understand his historic significance. This book attempts to interpret the work of Picasso by means of a method of interpretation that has been developed for the great works of art of past ages. Its aim is to demonstrate that the creations of a living master can be judged by these same standards." Wilhelm Boeck. Book: 'Perfect-bound', hard-cover in black and white. Dust-Jacket: Cover design by Pablo Picasso. Publisher: Harry N Abrams, Inc., New York Published: 1955, Frist Edition Author: Wilhelm Boeck Printed: Stuttgart, Germany Plates: The work of engravers Haufler & Wiest, E. Schreiber and G. Krumer, all of Stuttgart, and Meisenbach-Riffarth, Berlin.

Details

  • Creator
    Pablo Picasso (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2 in. (5.08 cm)Width: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Depth: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1955
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1314221831242

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About the Artist

Pablo Picasso

One of the most prolific and revolutionary artists the world has ever seen, Pablo Picasso 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 Picasso's 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.

Picasso 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.

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