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Pablo Picasso
Femme a la Mantille- Carmen, from "Le Carmen des Carmen"

1949

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A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. In 1949 Picasso’s illustrations for Les Carmen de Carmen were presented in a folio consisting in an array of mediums, from aquatint to etching. The timeless story of Carmen, which became popular through Georges Bizet’s opera (1875), evoked in Picasso associations with Spain and the corridor. Numbered in pencil lower left. This is an illustration from a book. The book was published in an edition of 245 on Arches paper, there were also 30 deluxe sets printed on Japan and numbered in Roman numerals. While Picasso was the illustrator, the set included several loose prints, including this one, that is numbered in pencil but not signed (as issued). This print is numbered 49 out of 245.

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  • Artist
    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spanish)
  • Creation Year
    1949
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Width: 10.25 in. (26.04 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Laguna Beach, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 201609-26421stDibs: LU4906259422

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About Pablo Picasso (Artist)

One of the most prolific and revolutionary artists the world has ever seen, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) had a tremendous impact on the development of 20th-century modern art.


Although he is best known for his association with the Cubist movement, which he founded with Georges Braque, Picasso’s influence extends to Surrealism, neoclassicism and expressionism.


“Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction,” the Spanish artist proclaimed. In his Cubist paintings, he emphasizes the two-dimensionality of the canvas, breaking with conventions regarding perspective, foreshortening and proportion. Picasso was inspired by Iberian and African tribal art. One of his most famous pre-Cubist works is Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), a painting considered immoral and shocking at the time for its depiction of nude women whose faces resemble Iberian tribal masks.


He made many portraits in this style, most often of the women in his life, their expressively colored faces composed of geometric shards of surface planes. In Woman in a Hat (Olga), 1935, he painted his first wife as an assemblage of abstract forms, leaving the viewer to decipher the subject through the contrasting colors and shapes. Picasso was a tireless artist, creating more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and sculptures. Tracing his life’s work reveals the progression of modern art, on which he had an unparalleled influence.

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