Still Life on a Piano (1912) by Pablo Picasso

Still Life on a Piano - Picasso, Pablo - 1912 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleStill Life on a Piano
ArtistPablo Picasso
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions19 3/4 x 51 1/2 in. (50 x 130 cm.)
Art MovementAnalytical Cubism
Current LocationCollection Heinz Berggruen, Geneva
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About Still Life on a Piano

Pablo Picasso’s Still-Life with Chair Caning of 1912 is a wonderful depiction of the artist’s passion for his craft. The artwork captures the beauty Sere in its fullest form, with a yellow handle and silver blade laying in front of it. The still-life captures the everyday mundane objects that mean something special to those who observe it. The artwork provides insight into Picasso’s talent for evoking emotion through color, form, and composition.

When examining Still-Life with Chair Caning more closely, one can appreciate the intricacies of the piece. It is easy to get lost in the forms and shapes as they are both chaotic yet structured at the same time. Initially, it may be hard to gain an understanding of what goes on in this painting but when delving deeper into its intuition and symbolism, one can experience the full scope of its meaningfulness.

Picasso’s works have served as sources of inspiration for many creators and artists since his time in modern art. This is evident in his later works such as Souvenir De Havre where he pays homage to his mentor and transfers his skills onto canvas through surrealist imagery. This later work further demonstrates his natural ability to seamlessly intersect reality with impressionism and expressionism while ultimately highlighting human fragility.

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