|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Nature morte à l’aubergine (Still Life with Eggplant), c. 1946|
|Image Size:||19 in x 14 5/8 in (48.3 cm x 37.1 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||29 in x 21 in (73.7 x 53.3 in)|
|Framed Size:||approx. 39 3/4 in x 38 3/4 in (101 cm x 98.4 cm)|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin; signed in the stone in green in the upper right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition, with bold colors.|
|Gallery Price:||Please call us 510-777-9970 for availability.|
Placing ripe, vibrantly colored fruit against a background of interlocking triangles, Picasso utilizes cool tones of blues, creams, and blacks to create an abstract still life in Picasso Nature morte à l’aubergine (Still Life with Eggplant), c. 1946. Three pieces of fruit rest upon a triangular table. This table mimics the white and blue triangular pattern of the background and adds a sense of depth and perspective to the work, jutting out to create the surface upon which the pieces of fruit rest. The largest fruit at the center appears as the eggplant, depicted in placid tones of blue, grey and black. Flanking either side of the eggplant are circular fruits that resemble melons depicted in a brighter orange and forest green, while at the back of the table a clear vase balances precariously near the edge of the table. This piece conveys the texture of paint, clearly depicting Picasso's soft, swirling strokes, and the entire piece relays a sense of calm and quiet.
Created c. 1946, this original color lithograph is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin. This work is also signed in the stone in green in the upper right.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Still Life with Eggplant (Nature morte à l’aubergine), c. 1946 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).
1. Czwiklitzer, Christoph. Pablo Picasso Plakate 1923-1973. Germany 1981. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 85.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
ABOUT THE FRAMING:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Still Life with Eggplant (Nature morte à l’aubergine), c. 1946 is presented in a complementary moulding with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.