Pablo Ruiz Picasso, né à Malaga en Espagne en 1881 et décédé en 1973 à Mougins. Artiste utilisant tous les supports pour son travail, il est considéré comme le fondateur du cubisme avec Georges Braque et un compagnon d’art du suréalisme. Il est l’un des plus importants artistes du XX ème siècle, tant par ses apports techniques et formels que par ses prises de positions politiques. Il a produit 50 000 œuvres dont environ 8 000 tableaux.
Pablo Picasso was born on October 25, 1881, in Málaga, Spain. Forging himself a leading role in the twentieth-century art scene, Picasso proved his genius in a myriad of media that includes painting, sculpture, collage, and printmaking. He initially focused on intaglio processes of printing such as etching and drypoint, and later experimented with lithographs and linocuts. Picasso achieved highly original results by altering techniques to suite his creative needs, leading to his immense popularity as an illustrator. The commission to illustrate the cover of the magazine Minotaure planted the seed for the creation of one of the most important prints in Picasso’s oeuvre, Minotauromachie, a 1935 etching that provided much of the imagery used in his famous Guernica. The classical theme of the minotaur became a leitmotif throughout all of his artwork; one example is the well-known Vollard Suite from the 1930’s. As in his paintings, Picasso addressed politics in his prints, harshly critiquing the repressive Franco dictatorship in The Dream and Lie of Franco. While much of Picasso’s artwork in general bordered on abstraction through cubism, his prints remain mainly figural and imbued with allegorical references.
Oeuvres disponibles / Available Works
Chaque linogravure présentée est référencée, signée et numérotée par la main de l’artiste.
Each linocut presented is referenced, signed and numbered by the hand of the artist.