Pierrot (1922) by Juan Gris

Pierrot - Juan Gris - 1922

Artwork Information

ArtistJuan Gris
Dimensions100 x 65 cm
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Pierrot

The artwork titled “Pierrot” was created by the artist Juan Gris in the year 1922. This piece is an oil painting on canvas, measuring 100 x 65 cm. It is executed in the Cubist style and is categorized as a portrait. Currently, “Pierrot” belongs to a private collection.

The artwork presents a stylized interpretation of the character Pierrot, which is a classic figure in French pantomime, often characterized by his sad clown appearance. This representation adheres to the Cubist aesthetic, through its fragmented and geometric forms, breaking the subject into multiple facets and planes. Gris uses a limited palette dominated by shades of brown, cream, black, and grey, juxtaposed to create a sense of depth and volume. The figure of Pierrot is featured centrally and is depicted holding a lute, adding to the portrayal of the character’s traditional association with music and melancholy. The angular shapes and intersecting lines contribute to the dynamic yet balanced composition, typical of Gris’s refined Cubist style.

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