In 1913, Pablo Picasso created Bottle Bottle Of Vieux Marc, Glass, And Newspaper. This unique artwork is composed of a combination of materials, including cut and pasted wallpaper, newspaper clippings, charcoal, gouache and ink, graphite, and pins. The dimensions for this piece are 63x49cm. It is currently located at the prestigious Georg Modern museum in London England.
The artwork therefore reflects Picasso’s monochrome palette combined with his iconic cubist style. His compositional decisions reinvigorate the movements of Analytic Cubism by experimenting with three-dimensional objects rather than two-dimensional depictions. The focus of this piece is texture as it conveys a variety of different sensations to the viewer depending on the materials used and their arrangement on the canvas. Further details can be seen in the angled lines of the newspaper clipping which contrast heavily with softer shades of charcoal or background wallpaper design conveyed in blues or greens.
Turning to another work by Picasso – Ma Jolie (Woman With A Zither Or Guitar) – it makes an interesting comparison to Bottle Of Vieux Marc as they both reflect Picasso’s use of mixed media while maintaining his unique cubism palette. In Ma Jolie we see a combination of oil paintings paired with elements such as collage or pasted papers which are highlighted against a wooden board surface. This artwork is held at the Museum Of Modern Art in New York City and displays yet another example of how Picasso successfully combines textures and elements from various mediums to create works that mesmerize audiences even today.