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Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)
Title: Peintre dessinant et modele nu au chapeau (s.8974) – Marco
Painter sketching and his nude model wearing a hat
Medium: Original Linocut, Mougins, February 1965, printed in 2 colours, black on white ink from one black, on Arches watermarked paper, Signed by the artist in pencil.
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Wofsy, The Picasso Project: “The Complete Linocuts” Number: L-183
Printed and published by: Arnera, Vallauris , France
Note: “This expressive linocut celebrates the beauty of the human form through which Picasso has created one of his most intriguing prints. Created using one block printed in black, the lines carved out of the linoleum has been printed in white, producing an effective aura of subtle grace and balanced composition. With traces of his cubist sentiment, Picasso has invited us into this intimate scene of painter and model; they interact with each other in a distracted way as each are occupied with their own action, despite being in such close proximity to one another. Yet a closeness and understanding between the two are conveyed as Picasso has effortlessly translated in the expression on their faces
Size: 620 x 750 mms (Paper size) ;
There were also probably 35 artists proofs some of which were signed and 5 impressions on Arches wove printed in cream white, then washed in black India Ink and rinsed so that the lines become black.