Pablo Picasso, L'Attente (The Wait), 1966
Signed Pablo Picasso, Lithograph, L'Attente (The Wait), 1966
|Artist:||Picasso, Pablo (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||L'Attente (The Wait), 1966|
Original Color Lithograph
|Image Size:||22 1/4 in x 17 3/4 in (56.5 x 45.1 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||29 3/4 x 21 5/8 in (75.6 x 55 cm)|
|Framed Size:||40 1/4 in x 35 2/5 in (102.2 cm x 90 cm)|
|Signed:||This work is signed by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) in pencil in the lower right margin|
|Edition:||This work is an artists proof, lettered "H.C." in pencil in the lower left margin (aside from the numbered edition of 60.)|
|Condition:||This work is in great condition, a bright fresh impression with full margins and wonderful colors!|
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|Full of deep tones and intensity of expression, this work depicts the early Parisian figures that contributed to Picasso’s paintings. Full of rich painterly texture and impressionistic use of color, this work illustrates the delicacy and grace the artist used to portray his female models in his earlier works. |
Created in 1966, this color lithograph was published by the Museo Picasso, Barcelona (their blindstamp is in the lower left corner of the print) . Printed by Foto-Repro S.A. Barcelona on a heavy wove paper, this work is an artists proof, lettered "E.A." in pencil in the lower left(aside from the numbered edition of 60) and signed by Picasso in the lower right.
Luis Carlos Rodrigo stated of the original painting, “This picture was undoubtedly painted by Picasso in Barcelona in 1901, as is remarked in the commentaries on The ‘Nana’, before his second journey to Paris with Jaume Andreu Bonsons, at the end of May, 1901. According to Daix, the woman in the work was Odette, whose real name was Louise Lenoir. Picasso, on his first journey to Paris with Casagemas had met three models through Isidro Nonell: Odette, Antoinette and Germaine, the last two sisters. Germaine Gargallo, the most scathing and also the most flirtatious, was the passion of Casagemas, but she ended by marrying Ramón Pichot, whom she also cuckolded. Later Picasso painted various pictures with Germaine, among them ‘Au Lapin Agile, Life’ and ‘The Dance’.” (Rodrigo 1,783)
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|Style:||Cubism, Blue Period, Rose Period, 20th Century Spanish Modern Master, Madoura ceramics of Vallauris, Vollard|
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Biography of Pablo Picasso
"Yet Cubism and Modern art weren't either scientific or intellectual; they were visual and came from the eye and mind of one of the greatest geniuses in art history. Pablo Picasso, born in Spain, was a child prodigy who was recognized as such by his art-teacher father, who ably led him along. The small Museo de Picasso in Barcelona is devoted primarily to his early works, which include strikingly realistic renderings of casts of ancient sculpture.
"He was a rebel from the start and, as a teenager, began to frequent the Barcelona cafes where intellectuals gathered. He soon went to Paris, the capital of art, and soaked up the works of Manet, Gustave Courbet, and Toulouse-Lautrec, whose sketchy style impressed him greatly. Then it was back to Spain, a return to France, and again back to Spain - all in the years 1899 to 1904.
"Before he struck upon Cubism, Picasso went through a prodigious number of styles - realism, caricature, the Blue Period, and the Rose Period. The Blue Period dates from 1901 to 1904 and is characterized by a predominantly blue palette and subjects focusing on outcasts, beggars, and prostitutes. This was when he also produced his first sculptures. The most poignant work of the style is in Cleveland's Museum of Art, La Vie (1903), which was created in memory of a great childhood friend, the Spanish poet Casagemas, who had committed suicide. The painting started as a self-portrait, but Picasso's features became those of his lost friend. The composition is stilted, the space compressed, the gestures stiff, and the tones predominantly blue. Another outstanding Blue Period work, of 1903, is in the Metropolitan, The Blind Man's Meal. Yet another example, perhaps the most lyrical and mysterious ever, is in the Toledo Museum of Art, the haunting Woman with a Crow (1903).
"The Rose Period began around 1904 when Picasso's palette brightened, the paintings dominated by pinks and beiges, light blues, and roses. His subjects are saltimbanques (circus people), harlequins, and clowns, all of whom seem to be mute and strangely inactive. One of the premier works of this period is in Washington, D.C., the National Gallery's large and extremely beautiful Family of Saltimbanques dating to 1905, which portrays a group of circus workers who appear alienated and incapable of communicating with each other, set in a one-dimensional space.
"In 1905, Picasso went briefly to Holland, and on his return to Paris, his works took on a classical aura with large male and fernale figures seen frontally or in distinct profile, almost like early Greek art. One of the best of these of 1906 is in the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY, La Toilette. Several pieces in this new style were purchased by Gertrude (the art patron and writer) and her brother, Leo Stein.
Picasso enjoyed creating his art on many media. From paintings to etchings to ceramics, all of his works are a testament to his skills. There are even Picasso prints that are worth more than unique original works.