Pablo Picasso, La Ronde de la Jeunesse (The Youth Circle), 1959
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||La Ronde de la Jeunesse (The Youth Circle), 1959|
|Medium:||Original Color Lithograph|
|Image:||21 x 18 3/8 in (53.3 cm x 46.7 cm)|
|Sheet:||25 3/4 in x 19 7/8 in (65.4 cm x 50.5 cm)|
|Framed:||29 3/8 in x 25 1/2 in (74.6 cm x 64.8 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) in pencil in the lower right corner; signed in blue in the stone 'Picasso | 2.7.59' in the lower right corner.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Pablo Picasso La Ronde de la Jeunesse (The Youth Circle), 1959 breathes life and compassion in this resplendent image of peace. Through the use of crisp vibrant colors and the fluid use of line, Picasso creates a sense of optimistic energy that is focused around the dove of peace. This sense of hope is further heightened by the whimsical postures assumed by the dancers, indicating that they dance more in the air than on the ground. The circular formation of the dancers is also noteworthy for it is similar to a traditional Catalonian dance entitled the "Sardana" which appears frequently in Picasso's lithographs. This work retains a childlike sense of joy in which the dancing figures don bouquets of flowers and throw their hands up in the air, worshipping the dove of peace, which is located in a bright, yellow sun. This piece instills the viewer with the belief that the future is bright and full of hope and wonder.
Created in 1959, this color lithograph is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) in pencil in the lower right corner and numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left corner. This work is signed and dated in the stone in blue 'Picasso | 2.7.59' in the lower right corner. Printed on Rives Block watermarked paper.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso La Ronde de la Jeunesse (The Youth Circle), 1959 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso La Ronde de la Jeunesse (The Youth Circle), 1959 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.