Pablo Picasso, Nature morte au crane (Still Life with Skull), 1960
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Nature morte au crane, c. 1960|
|Medium:||Color Aquatint on Arches wove paper.|
|Image:||17 x 24 1/2 in (43.2 x 62.2 cm)|
|Framed:||34 in x 26 1/2 in (86.3 cm x 67.3 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left margin and published by Atelier Lacouriere in Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right corner.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Pablo Picasso's Nature morte au crane (Still Life with Skull), 1960 is a beautifully vibrant color aquatint done after the artist's 1947 painting. The composition is Picasso's cubist take on a traditional still life, with a large human skull and green onions spread out with other objects on a table. This print is an incredible example of Picasso's talent in abstracting everyday objects into new and unrecognizable shapes. The still life has been a staple in traditional painting since the Renaissance, when it first became popular, and many artists tackle the subject during their career. Here, Picasso takes on the still life and creates his own version of the genre, one that is full of odd angles, flattened perspective, and vague forms. He used thick black lines to create the outlining of the objects as well as hint at shadowing to create a slight sense of depth. The flattening of perspective and the use of geometric abstraction are both hallmarks of Picasso's distinctive cubist style and this combined with the pleasantly mellow color palette work together to form a captivating work of art.
Created circa 1960, this aquatint on paper is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left margin and published by Atelier Lacouriere in Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Nature morte au crane (Still Life with Skull), 1960 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnès and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.