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Glass, Vase and Fruits

© Succession Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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© Succession Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

© Succession Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Pablo Picasso

Spanish, 1881-1973

Glass, Vase and Fruits, 1937

oil on canvas

support: 15 x 24 inches (38.1 x 60.96 cm); framed: 25 3/4 x 34 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches (65.4 x 88.26 x 6.35 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc., 1969

1969:10

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Inscriptions

signature, dated / upper left / 21 Av 37 / Picasso

Provenance

from the artist to Paul Rosenberg, Paris, 1937;
Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York;
to Seymour H. Knox, Buffalo, 1955;
presented by The Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc., to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, April 15, 1969

Class

Paintings

Work Type

Oil painting

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Although Pablo Picasso executed numerous works during the late 1930s that depict violence and anguish in response to the onset of the Spanish Civil War (1936–39), he also simultaneously produced a number of works that are more serene or experimental. Between April 19 and April 30, Picasso made several still life paintings based on a single motif in rapid succession. Of this series, Glass, Vase, and Fruits is one of the simplest in composition, with the vase, glass, and fruit arranged on a ground of flat, triangular planes against a background of colorful bands. Throughout the work, textures vary from areas of density to lightly brushed and sometimes transparent washes.

Label from Picasso: The Artist and His Models, November 5, 2016–February 19, 2017

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