Bottles and Knife (1911-12) by Juan Gris

Bottles and Knife - Gris, Juan - 1911-12 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleBottles and Knife
ArtistJuan Gris
Date1911 - 1912
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions54.6 x 46 cm
Art MovementAnalytical Cubism
Current LocationKröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
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About Bottles and Knife

Bottles and Knife is a painting by Juan Gris, a major figure in Analytical Cubism. Created in 1911-1912, the oil on canvas artwork depicts recognizable everyday objects such as a knife, two bottles, a glass, and plate on what appears to be a table. Gris used overall diagonal lines that progress from the top left corner of the painting down to the bottom right corner.

The false wood-graining technique was used to indicate the table beneath the objects. The painting also exhibits some glimpsed letters that confirm their positions on the surface. Gris’s compositions are known for providing revised experiences of everyday life through his stylized depictions of common objects like those found in Bottles and Knife. Additionally, it is worth noting that this piece is an excellent representation of analytical cubism’s deconstructive techniques.

Today, Bottles and Knife can be found at Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands. If you are interested in owning a reproduction oil painting of this iconic work or other masterpieces by Juan Gris or other artists like him; Oil Paintings offer stunning hand-painted replicas on canvas that deserve your attention if you’re passionate about art collecting.

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