Accordionist (1911) by Pablo Picasso

Accordionist - Pablo Picasso - 1911

Artwork Information

TitleAccordionist
ArtistPablo Picasso
Date1911
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions130.2 x 89.5 cm
Art MovementAnalytical Cubism
Current LocationSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY, US
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About Accordionist

Accordionist is a painting by Pablo Picasso that was created in 1911. It is an example of his analytic cubism style, which focuses on breaking down objects into geometric shapes and reassembling them in abstract compositions. The painting depicts a seated man playing an accordion, with his hands firmly gripping the instrument’s buttons.

The artwork is part of the collection at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City, where it can be viewed by visitors. Measuring over six and a half feet tall and seven feet wide, it is a large-scale work that demands attention from viewers.

Picasso drew inspiration for his artwork from various sources, including the works of Spanish artists Francisco de Goya and Diego Velázquez. He was also influenced by African art and artifacts, which he discovered during visits to museums and galleries.

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