Pablo Picasso, Football, 1961
Firmado Pablo Picasso, Litografía, Football, 1961
|Artista:||Picasso, Pablo (1881 - 1973)|
|Referencia:||Bloch 1019, Mourlot 356|
|Dimensiones del Ilustración:||24 5/8 in x 18 1/3 in (62.5 cm x 46.5 cm)|
|Dimensiones del Papel:||30 1/16 in x 21 15/16 in (76.5 cm x 55.5 cm)|
|Dimensiones del Marco:||approx. 45 in x 37 in (114.3 cm x 94 cm)|
|Firmado:||Hand-signed in the lower right by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973).|
|Edición:||Numbered from the edition of 200 in the lower left; this work was published by Le Patriote, Nice.|
|Condición:||This work is in excellent condition.|
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Rushing towards the center of the composition, seven football players (known as soccer players, in America) dive towards a bright yellow ball. Divided into teams of red and blue, these players pour their heart and soul into their sport. Picasso composes each player from one seamless line, leaving them devoid of distinct details aside from the color that designates their team. He delineates the football field through the use of jagged patches of green that contribute a sense of motion and animation. This piece is action packed despite its relatively minimalist style, exemplifying Picasso's genius at creating an eye-catching image without the use of unnecessary props.
Created in 1961, this original color lithograph is hand signed in the lower right by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) and numbered from the edition of 200 in the lower left. This work is printed on watermarked Arches wove paper and published by Le Patriote, Nice.
DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:
1. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso: Volume I Catalogue of the Printed Graphic
Work 1904 -1967. Switzerland: Editions Kornfeld et Cie, Berne, 1984. Documented
and illustrated as catalogue no. 1019 on pg. 220.
~Art Shop Karl Vonderbank, Franfurt am Main (acquired in 1971).
ABOUT THE FRAMING:
This work is framed to archival, museum-grade standards. Displayed in a complementary moulding, the piece is finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.
|Estilo:||Cubism, Blue Period, Rose Period, 20th Century Spanish Modern Master, Madoura ceramics of Vallauris, Vollard|
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Pablo Picasso biografía
"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.