After Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Nature Morte a la Charlotte
Still life with Charlotte cake
Medium: Collotype with Pochoir, in colours, circa 1960, on Arches watermarked paper, signed and dated ’24 in print, signed by the artist in pencil, with Publishers Blindstamp recto, with trimmed margins
Published by: Guy Spitzer, Paris, France
Printed by: Guy Spitzer, Paris, France
Size: Plate size: 510 x 629 mms ; Paper size: 620 x 747 mms
Note: The lithograph is based on an oil painting by Picasso from 1924 that is now in the collection of the Pompidou Centre in Paris and previously as in the collection of Maurice Meunier. The work shows a delectable charlotte cake. This work perfectly combines Picasso's defined geometric forms with soft, swirling strokes. With great fluidity of line, Picasso defines each object within this still life. The sense of abstraction stems from the blocks of colour that divide the composition. Dark and light greys juxtapose against periwinkle blues and muted browns, creating a sharp sense of contrast; despite the slight disjuncture caused by these colour variations, the composition as a whole retains a great sense of unity and balance. Of particular note is the patterned wallpaper to the left, which further contributes to the welcoming aura of this piece.
Edition: 335/350 - there were also 25 HC proofs made
Mallen, Enrique, ed. Online Picasso Project. Sam Houston State University. 1997-2016.
Condition: Generally in good condition with bright vibrant colours. Trimmed margins