Juan Gris, recognized as one of the major figures in Cubism, painted The Musician’s Table in May-June 1914. The artwork is an example of Gris’s experimentation with papier collé, a technique first used by Georges Braque in 1912. Gris’s use of papier collé, a combination of traditional naturalism, abstraction, and collage, is evident in the painting.
The Musician’s Table features musical instruments, which were a favorite subject of Gris. Gris had a passion for music and dancing, which is reflected in his artwork. The painting combines naturalistic and abstract elements, showcasing Gris’s unique approach to Cubism.
During the time of painting The Musician’s Table, Gris was dealing with an illness that eventually led to his death in 1927. Despite his health struggles, Gris continued to produce innovative artwork that pushed the boundaries of traditional art forms. The Musician’s Table is a testament to Gris’s artistic vision and his contributions to the Cubist movement.