Pierrot with Guitar (1925) by Juan Gris

Pierrot with Guitar - Juan Gris - 1925

Artwork Information

TitlePierrot with Guitar
ArtistJuan Gris
Dimensions129.8 x 88.9 cm
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationPrivate Collection

About Pierrot with Guitar

“Pierrot with Guitar” is an artwork created by Juan Gris in the year 1925, employing the medium of oil on canvas. The painting falls under the art movement known as Cubism and measures 129.8 by 88.9 cm. It represents the genre of portraiture and is presently held in a private collection.

The artwork portrays a figure of Pierrot, a character traditionally associated with pantomime and commedia dell’arte, holding a guitar. Gris’s interpretation of the subject is characteristically cubist, with fragmented and geometric forms contributing to an overall sense of abstraction while retaining the identifiable essence of the figure and the musical instrument. The use of colors is quite restrained yet deliberate, with a contrast between the warm red tones of the background and the cool blues and neutrals that compose the figure and the guitar.

The figure’s costume and facial features exhibit the simplified forms and the shifting perspectives indicative of Cubist stylization. Details like the ruffles of the costume, the strings, and the sound hole of the guitar are discernible despite the abstracted treatment. The figure’s contemplative expression and stationary pose evoke a subtle narrative element, hinting at a moment of introspection or performance pause. The composition is well-balanced, drawing the viewer’s attention to the interplay between color, form, and the central narrative of the artwork.

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