Picasso

 


Pablo Picasso

Born October 25, 1881 in Malaga, Spain, he completed his first paintings at the age of eight. Indeed, from an early age, Picasso demonstrated exceptional talent. Picasso said of himself that at the age of 14, he drew better than Raphael. Some would say that Picasso was boasting however, others would not dare contradict him. Early in his career Picasso simply reproduce what he saw with extraordinary technique. He quickly realizes that his motivation comes from elements in his life. His many loves will be the determining factor in the evolution of his art. During his lifetime, Picasso will have no less than eight companions; Fernandes Olivier, Eva Gouel, Kokhlova Olga, Marie Thérèse Walter, Dora Maar, Françoise Gilot, Geneviève Laporte and Jacqueline Roque. Two of these affairs will lead to marriage. All of these eight unions will produce four children who also greatly influenced the style of Picasso. Two major events also had a profound impact on his life and consequently his art. First, the death of his eight-year-old sister, Conchita, which could have changed the life of Picasso because he had promised God he would give up what he loved most in the world, painting and drawing, if he spared his sister’s life who was dying of diphtheria. Unfortunately, she died on January 10, 1895 when Picasso was 14. Fortunately for us, Picasso continued on his artistic road. Secondly, the suicide of his friend Carlos Casagemas which was the event that triggered his blue period. Some would say that Picasso's works are strange, special and disturbing. To appreciate this artist, you have to understand what fueled his talent and inspiration. We must look at his work and understand the events in his life during the time he created the piece to truly appreciate them. Picasso died April 8, 1973.

 


The artwork

 

Pour Roby de « L’Âge de Soleil »

Image representing the portrait of a young woman with a mirror effect.
This is possibly Françoise Gilot, Picasso's lover and mother of Claude and Paloma Picasso

Image from the book by Robert J. Godet, « L’Âge de Soleil »,
published by MCML, Paris.

Heliogravure on paper

9 x 7 po.  (229  X 178 mm)  

Framed : 23 ½ x 21 po.  (597  x 533.5 mm) Cadre

1950

Run : 1 /1000

Signed : Mirror in the plate

Inventory No :   913483

5850$                          

Differed payments : 4 x 1462.50$
Note : In the case of differed payments the artwork will be shipped once the total amount of the invoice has been paid.
Payments terms are for four months and deposits are due on the date of the purchase on each of the four months.

PourRoby


"Femme accoudée, sculpture et homme barbu"
Suite Vollard 184

One of a set of 100 etchings commissioned by Ambroise Vollard, art dealer and publisher. Originally produced between 1930 and 1937 however, due to Vollards’ death in 1939 and the Second World War the prints were only commercialised in the 1950’s. Picasso exchanged the 0ne hundred prints for two paintings, the first by Pierre August Renoir and the second by Paul Cézanne.

Etching

12 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches. (318 X 451 mm)  

Framed : 20 3/4 x 26 inches. (527 X 660 mm) Cadre

1990 - 1992

Run : 167 /300

Signed : On the plate

Inventory No :   2016500

1750$                              

Differed payments : 4 x 437.50$

Note : In the case of differed payments the artwork will be shipped once the total amount of the invoice has been paid.
Payments terms are for four months and deposits are due on the date of the purchase on each of the four months.

Femme accoudee


Trois acteurs
Suite Vollard 145

One of a set of 100 etchings commissioned by Ambroise Vollard, art dealer and publisher. Originally produced between 1930 and 1937 however, due to Vollards’ death in 1939 and the Second World War the prints were only commercialised in the 1950’s. Picasso exchanged the 0ne hundred prints for two paintings, the first by Pierre August Renoir and the second by Paul Cézanne.

Etching

12 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches. (318 X 451 mm)  

Framed : 20 3/4 x 26 inches. (527 X 660 mm) Cadre

1990 - 1992

Run : 167 /300

Signed : on the plate

Inventory No :   2016501

1750$             SOLD                  

Differed payments : 4 x 437.50$ 
Note : In the case of differed payments the artwork will be shipped once the total amount of the invoice has been paid.
Payments terms are for four months and deposits are due on the date of the purchase on each of the four months.

Trois acteurs