Along with Georges Braque, Pablo Ruiz Picasso, Spanish painter, sculptor, ceramicist, printmaker, and stage-set and costume designer, co-founded the cubist movement and was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century.
The director of Atelier Mourlot, Fernand Mourlot, described Picasso as someone who “looked…listened…did the opposite of what he had learnt.” For example, in lithography “the stone has been prepared, and if you have to make a correction the stone has to be re-touched.” Usually, when the stone is retouched twice the “original preparation becomes somewhat spoilt… and he would scrape and add ink and crayon and change everything” which would typically destroy the design. Yet, with Picasso, the final product would miraculously turn out beautifully.
In 1912, under the influence of Georges Braque, Picasso created one of his first Papiers Collés, titled Pipe, Wineglass, Newspaper, Guitar and Bottle of Vieux Marc, which consisted of a collage of papers, oil and chalk on canvas. The ensuing series, consisting of 130 pieces experimenting with this medium, was instrumental to the development of cubism.
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Hommage à Fernand Mourlot
Lithographic Poster, 21.5" x 29.5", 1990
Femme et Jeune Garçon Nus
Lithograph, 26" x 20", circa 1969
Tête d'Homme au Chapeau, from Papiers Collés Series
Lithograph, 19" x 25", 1966