Guitar on a Table (1915) by Juan Gris

Guitar on a Table - Juan Gris - 1915

Artwork Information

TitleGuitar on a Table
ArtistJuan Gris
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions73 x 92 cm
Art MovementSynthetic Cubism
Current LocationKröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands
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About Guitar on a Table

Juan Gris, a Spanish painter who worked in Paris, was associated with the Cubist movement. His painting, Guitar on a Table, was created in 1915 and depicts a guitar lying on a table. The dominant color in the painting is blue, and the objects in the composition are meticulously shaded using charcoal pencil. Gris combined naturalism, abstraction, and paper collage in his Cubist works, and many of his paintings, including this one, are known for their decorative qualities.

The strong geometric structure and rich colors found in Gris’ work became hallmarks of late Cubism and Purism. Guitar on a Table is currently located at the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands. The painting is in the public domain, and the image is available for free use without restriction. Other notable works by Gris include The Table and Still Life with Checked Tablecloth.

Overall, Guitar on a Table is a well-known example of Gris’ style, which blends traditional elements with Cubist techniques. Its blue color scheme and pencil shading give the painting a sense of depth and realism, while its focus on geometric shapes and abstracted forms speaks to Gris’ place within the Cubist movement.

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