Printmaking

Quick Hits: Picasso Still Lifes

For a deeper look into the detail of Pablo Picasso’s still lifes, consider Remai Modern’s collection of working proofs, part of their collection of Picasso linocuts.  Anatomy of a Still Life is on through April, 2020 at the Saskatoon gallery.

One extraordinary example, Nature morte à la pastèque (Still Life with Watermelon) includes 14 different working states to create an eight-colour linocut. This exhibition presents a tantalizing selection of still lifes, known in French as nature morte, created by Picasso in 1962.

Le déjeuner sur l’herbe, after Manet I, 1962, linocut print. 53.6 x 64 cm, Remai Modern Collection. Gift of the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation, 2012. Image: © Estate of Pablo Picasso/SOCAN (2019).

Remai Modern exhibition site, here.

Image detail, top of post: Pablo Picasso, Nature morte à la pastèque, 1962, linocut print, 73 x 60 cm. Remai Modern Collection. Gift of the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation, 2012. Image: © Estate of Pablo Picasso/SOCAN (2019).

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