Glass and Bottle of Bass (1914) by Pablo Picasso

Glass and Bottle of Bass - Pablo Picasso - 1914

Artwork Information

TitleGlass and Bottle of Bass
ArtistPablo Picasso
MediumPasted paper and charcoal on cardboard
Dimensions52 x 67 cm
Art MovementSynthetic Cubism
Current LocationPrivate collection
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About Glass and Bottle of Bass

Pablo Picasso’s 1913 artwork “Glass And Bottle Of Bass” is part of his Cubist period. This oil and pasted printed wallpaper on a cardboard canvas shows a series of objects and paper fragments clustered on a table. It was painted in shades of blue with great attention to detail. The painting didn’t receive much attention when it was first created, but it has come to be regarded as a masterpiece over the years. The painting represents Picasso’s deep understanding that objects have various perspectives that depend on the viewers point of view.

Picasso followed up Glass And Bottle Of Bass with another masterpiece: Girl With A Mandolin (Fanny Tellier). Completed in the same year, this oil painting depicts a woman sitting next to an instrument, a mandolin. It shows how two shapes merge into one, creating an illusion from afar but appearing abstract from close up. While critics may not view this piece as his most influential work, it does give insight into Picasso’s personal life through its depiction of intimacy and gentleness among its subjects.

Through Glass and Bottle Of Bass as well as Girl With A Mandolin (Fanny Tellier), Picasso combined abstract elements with realism to craft masterful Cubist pieces. These works are timeless examples of how significant and influential this art movement has been in modern art history. Both paintings demonstrate his unique approach to the formation of objects, which later served as an example for many avant-garde artists after him.

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