PABLO PICASSO Spanish, 1881-1973
A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics.
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Pablo PicassoSculpteur au travail, 1964Aquatint on paper
Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right on recto
Numbered in pencil, lower left on recto45.5 x 34.5 cm
Pablo PicassoCouple debout, 1959Linocut in colour on Arches paper
Stamped 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives in ink, on verso
Annotated by the printed 'no. 6 fond violet. Gravure inachevee de Picasso', lower left on recto; annotated 'linogravure - Imprimerie Arnera - Vallauris', lower right on recto.
Stamped 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / non signé' in ink, on versoImage: 52.6 x 64 cm
Sheet: 62 x 75 cm
Framed: 83 x 98.2 cm
Pablo PicassoExposition 1958 Vallauris, 1958Linocut in colours on Arches paper
Signed by the artist in the plate, on recto
Artist Proof aside edition of 175Image: 64 x 53 cm
Sheet: 100 x 65 cm
Framed: 111 x 80.2 cm
Pablo PicassoVenus et l’Amour Voleur de Miel, 1957Original lithograph in colour on Arches wove paperImage: 64.3 x 49.7 cm
Sheet: 75.9 x 57 cm
Framed: 98.6 x 80.2 cm
Pablo PicassoGrand nu debout, 1956Linocut in brown on 'offset fort' paper
Inscribed by the printer, '12.2.1956 / Femme Nue 2me Etat / Epreuve d'essai brun foncé sur fond blanc / sans suit' in pencil
Stamped in ink, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / non signé', on versoImage: 64 x 27 cm
Sheet: 67 x 50.1 cm
Framed: 86.4 x 66 cm
Pablo PicassoGrand nu debout., 1956Linocut in black on 'offset fort' paper
Inscribed by the printer, Hidalgo Arnéra '8.2.1956 / Femme Nue er état / épreuve d'essai / noir sur fond blanc', in pencil
Stamped in ink 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'Image: 64 x 27 cm
Sheet: 65.3 x 50 cm
Framed: 99.2 x 84 cm
Pablo PicassoMarie-Therese en idole et trois Grecs Barbus, 1934Original Sugar Aquatint on small Montval Fillegree paper, with Vollard watermark signature, signed by the artist in pencil
Image: 12.9 x 17.9 cm
Sheet: 44.5 x 34 cm
Framed: 47.8 x 58.3 cm
Edition of 260
Pablo PicassoLe repos du sculpteur III, 1933Original etching on Montval fillegree paper
Bears the Vollard signature watermark
Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right on rectoSheet: 34 x 44.5 cm
Framed: 61 x 71 cmEdition of 260
Pablo PicassoMinotaure caressant une femme, 1933Original etching on Montval Fillegree paper
Bears the Vollard watermark
Signed by the artist, lower right on rectoImage: 29.7 x 36.5 cm
Sheet: 34 x 44.5 cm
Framed: 61.4 x 72.4 cmEdition of 260
Modern Mavericks5 - 21 Sep 2019Dellasposa Gallery is pleased to present Modern Mavericks. The exhibition explores the work of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse and the indelible mark they left upon British modernism through the artists Patrick Heron, Patrick Caulfield, and William Scott.
Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse stand at the heart of modernism as they cross the frontier between figurative art and abstraction in their unique quests for new aesthetic expression. The exhibition traces the ways the British artists engaged with a much deeper and more varied appreciation of the modern masters than is widely understood, by drawing a comparison with Picasso's metamorphosis of style and Matisse's use of colour and pure line.
Formed between dialogue of European pictorial tradition and culture of modernity, the British artists were inspired by the avant-garde while reinterpreting visual language to express their own progressive form of abstraction. Among the British artists for whom the work of Picasso and Matisse proved significant stimulus, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Patrick Caulfield, and William Scott - all associated with St Ives in Cornwall - emerged as a dynamic force.
Picasso was a maverick in every sense - his evolution of subject and style was never absorbed by one influence. While he pioneered many of the most significant movements in the twentieth, his aesthetic and profound sensibility was so unique and distinctive that it still remains triumphant today. Yet without Picasso - or the equally brilliant Matisse - the story of British modernism that follows would have been quite different.
Modern Mavericks presents a collection of original limited edition prints, works on paper, and paintings. The exhibition is curated with the view that works of art are influenced not only by more extensive cultural and philosophical developments but also by idiosyncratic qualities and disposition of the artist whose unique aesthetic eye informs what they create.