Au Bon Marche (1913) by Pablo Picasso

Au Bon Marche - Pablo Picasso - 1913

Artwork Information

TitleAu Bon Marche
ArtistPablo Picasso
Dimensions23.5 x 31 cm
Art MovementSynthetic Cubism
Current LocationLudwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

About Au Bon Marche

The artwork titled “Au Bon Marche” was created by the iconic artist Pablo Picasso in 1913. It is a collage incorporating oil and cardboard, with dimensions measuring 23.5 x 31 cm. Exemplifying the Synthetic Cubism movement, this still life is part of the collection at the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst in Aachen, Germany.

“Au Bon Marche” is characterized by its fragmented and geometric interpretation of reality, which is typical of Synthetic Cubism. The collage elements are assembled in a manner that abstracts and yet suggests familiar objects. Textual components, such as the phrases “Au Bon Marche” and other overlaid text fragments, form part of the aesthetic and complicate the line between verbal and visual language. The neutral and earthen tones are juxtaposed with the textural variations created by the use of cardboard and applied materials, giving the piece a tactile dimension. This artwork is indicative of Picasso’s exploration of spatial relationships and his innovative approach to constructing form and meaning through the collage technique.

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