©Пабло Пикассо - Фруктовая тарелка, бутылка и скрипка 1914

Apple 1914 Bottle of bass, glass and package of tobacco 1914 Composition with a Sliced Pear 1914 Fruit Dish, Bottle and Violin 1914 Fruit vase and bunch of grapes 1914 Glass 1914 Glass and bottle of Bass 1914
Пабло Пикассо - Фруктовая тарелка, бутылка и скрипка 1914

Фруктовая тарелка, бутылка и скрипка 1914
92x73см холст/масло
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London
The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes

<< Previous G a l l e r y Next >>

From The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London:
This painting is an example of the Cubist technique that was developed by Picasso and Braque in Paris before the First World War. Cubism moved away from the traditional realistic depiction of an object from a single viewpoint. Rather than attempt to create a three-dimensional likeness, objects were fragmented and seen from different angles, blurring the distinction between two- and three-dimensional representation. The two artists were influenced to some extent by Cézanne's method of breaking down all forms into basic geometric shapes.
Here, the fragmented forms of a table, a bowl of fruit, a bottle, a newspaper and a violin can be identified. The artist has used areas of strong flat colour, painted dots, bare canvas and grains of sand to suggest the presence of these objects.
This combination is characteristic of Picasso's Synthetic Cubism, in which he put together, or 'synthesised', areas of colour and texture to evoke recognisable objects. The shapes and colours are skilfully balanced to maintain the appearance of flatness and they echo one another throughout to create a satisfying and harmonious whole.