Pablo Picasso Color Lithograph "L'Atelier de Cannes"
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881 – 1973)
L’Atelier de Cannes
Color lithograph on paper
Signed and dedicated in plate to the upper center
Cover from Ces Peintres Nos Amis, vol. II, 1956/1960
Published by Mourlot, Paris
George Bloch, Picasso: Catalogue of the Printed Graphic Work, figure 794 (1956 print)
A pioneer of Modern art, Pablo Picasso began his artistic studies as a young child taught by his father. Picasso mastered the fundamentals of art at a young age, which allowed him to deviate and create new movements later in his career. His Blue Period and Harlequin phase show his master of color to express emotion and his notable Cubist and Surrealist works display his understanding of form. Guernica was one of the most inspiring paintings from Picasso’s Cubist period, which was painted during the Spanish Civil War in response to the bombings in the town of Guernica, Spain. His work can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and the MoMa, New York; among many others.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- toning and foxing to print and paper; flecks of accretion lightly scattered between artwork, mat, and the covering of frame; abrasions, scratches, scuffs, and spots of discoloration to frame.
- measurements of frame; visible image measures 12.0" W x 15.5" H.