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"L'Italienne 1918" by Pablo Picasso - Reduced
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  • "L'Italienne 1918"

    1918

    Pablo Picasso

    Limited Edition Print
    Etching in Black and White on Arches paper  

    Size: 5.87x3.94 in  |  15x10 cm

    Edition:   42/50

     
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    Hand Signed
    Condition: Excellent

    Purchased from : Auction House 2011
    Provenance / History : This was issued in the book "Le Tricorne" . The Italian from the etching represents a character in the ballet.The etching was supplied loose in a japan folder with title on the front cover and printers address on the back, colophon and grey number on the inside flap. This etching was the result of a co-operation with the Russian Ballet Master : Serge Diagalev who had been thinking of creating a Spanish ballet since 1916. Through his friend Igor Stravinsky he met the young Spanish Composer, Manuel de Falla and requested him to make the score for his new ballet. Diagalev went on to commission Picasso to design the sets and costumes for the ballet which was called "Le Tricorne" after the three cornered hat worn by the hero in the plot. Picasso and his wife Olga travelled to London and were in England for three months working on the project. Picasso created twenty different studies for the stage sets and the designs finally chosen were illustrated in the album containing our etching. The ballet was performed for the first time in London in 1919 and the following year it had it's premier in Paris. The Italian from the etching represents a character in the ballet.
    Story / Additional Info : UK Auction
    Certificate of Authenticity : Art Brokerage
    LID : 50814
    Pablo Picasso

    Pablo Picasso was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His ingenious use of form, color, and perspective profoundly impacted later generations of painters, including Willem de Kooning and David Hockney. “There are artists who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun,” he once said. Born Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispín Crispiniano María de los Remedios de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso on October 25, 1881 in Málaga, Spain, his prodigious talent was cultivated early on by his father the painter Jose Ruíz Blasco. Picasso went on to attend the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid, and lived for a time in Barcelona before settling in Paris in 1904. Immersed in the avant-garde circles of Gertrude Stein, he rapidly transitioned from Neo-Impressionism through the Blue Period and Rose Period, before reaching a culmination in his masterpiece Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907). Constantly in search of pictorial solutions and in dialogue with his friend Georges Braque, Picasso melded forms he saw in African sculpture with the multiple perspectives he gleaned from Paul Cézanne, to produce Cubism. Not limited to painting, the artist also expressed himself through collage, sculpture, and ceramics. Having been deeply affected by the ongoing Spanish Civil War, Picasso created what is arguably his most overtly political work Guernica (1937), a mural-sized painting depicting carnage with jagged shapes and contrasting grayscale. The artist was prolific up until his death on April 8, 1973 in Mougins, France. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as institutions devoted solely to his life work, such as the Museo Picasso Málaga, the Museu Picasso in Barcelona, and the Musée National Picasso in Paris. Listings wanted. Check out our new sister site Bluechipartbrokerage.com

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