Pablo Picasso, Untitled (Fleur),1965
Signed Pablo Picasso, Unique Crayon Drawing, Untitled (Fleur),1965
|Artist:||Picasso, Pablo (1881 - 1973)|
Unique Original Crayon Drawing
|Image Size:||13 in x 10 in (33 cm x 25.4 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||13 in x 10 in (33 cm x 25.4 cm)|
|Signed:||This piece is hand-signed in red crayon by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in the lower right.|
|Edition:||This is a unique original crayon drawing by Picasso featured in the book "Picasso á l'oeuvre: Une étude photographique intime par" by Edward Quinn. A hand written dedication in pen by Edward Quinn on the page reads, "To Jean and Augette Ramié, with my sincere good wishes and thanks for the help in arranging the exhibition. Edward Quinn 1965"|
|Condition:||This work is in good condition.|
A one of a kind original crayon drawing by Picasso is hard to come by, and this one of a flower graces the title page of "Picasso á l'oeuvre: Une étude photographique intime par" by Edward Quinn. The Picasso drawing alone should make it valuable, but this work is a rare piece of Picasso history because along with a unique drawing by Picasso, there is also a hand written dedication by the author Edward Quinn to Jean and Augette Ramié.
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A delicately defined flower drawn in red crayon with a matching, captivatingly bright hand-signature by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) radiate from the title page of "Picasso á l'oeuvre: Une étude photographique intime par" by Edward Quinn. A photographic study of Picasso at work published in 1965, Quinn first met and photographed Picasso in 1951.
Quinn said of photographing Picasso:
I was very excited in this atmosphere. Picasso's all-commanding presence, his reputation as an artist, and the fact that I was seeing him at work for the first time spurred me on to preserve those intense, quickly passing moments. I felt secure enough to experiment more than I usually did, choosing different angles, and making use of unusual lighting conditions.
When the workday with Picasso came to an end, I felt very relieved and encouraged upon hearing him say to a friend, "Lui, il ne me dérange pas." (He doesn't disturb me.) Now I knew that I would be allowed to continue photographing Picasso unhindered in the future. And truthfully, from that day on, I remained one of the few photographers allowed to visit and photograph him at work and one of the very few he ever tolerated in his private domain. This gave me the unique opportunity to take Picasso's portrait carefully over many years. (Quinn, New York 1980)
A rare piece of Picasso history, the crayon drawing by Picasso is paired with a hand written dedication by Edward Quinn to Jean and Augette Ramié, relatives of Georges and Suzanne Ramié who owned and founded Madoura Pottery. The Ramié family inspired Picasso to enter into the world of pottery in 1946, which sparked Picasso's passion and fascination for the medium until his later years.
Created in 1965, this crayon drawing is featured in the book, "Picasso á l'oeuvre: Une étude photographique intime par", published by Manesse-Verlag, Conzett & Hubert and written by Edward Quinn. It is hand-signed in red crayon by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in the lower right. A hand-written dedication by the author in ink accompanies the drawing, "To Jean and Augette Ramié, with my sincere good wishes and thanks for the help in arranging the exhibition. Edward Quinn 1965".
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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.