Glass and Bottle of Suze is a Picasso artwork from 1912, created during the Synthetic Cubism phase. This work combines elements of real life to compose an image depicting a liquor bottle, a glass, an ashtray, and a cigarette. The artists of this movement sought to synthesize separate aspects of reality to suggest objects and environments.
Picasso’s experimentation with Cezanne’s ideas and geometric forms during the first phase of Cubism informs Glass and Bottle of Suze. By the time he completed this work, his reputation had grown alongside that of his supportive dealer D.H Kahnweiler. Glas and Bottle or Suze also incorporates newspaper clippings covering topics about the Balkan War.
As one of the most dominant artists throughout the first half of the 20th century, Picasso was associated with pioneering movements like Cubism, collage, Symbolism, and Surrealism. From Glass And Bottle Or Suze alone we can see how he introduced new methods for creating art by accessing pieces from multiple sources in real life contexts to suggest environments rather than represent them directly as other styles did before it.