Still Life with bowl and Fruit (1912) by Pablo Picasso

Still Life with bowl and Fruit - Picasso, Pablo - 1912 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleStill Life with bowl and Fruit
ArtistPablo Picasso
Dimensions64 x 49.5 cm
Art MovementSynthetic Cubism
Current LocationPhiladelphia Museum of Art
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About Still Life with bowl and Fruit

In 1912, Pablo Picasso created Still Life with Chair Caning, an iconic painting that belongs to the genre of cubism. This work of art was made out of oil paint and has a canvas format. Its measurements are 27×35 cm and its rectangular shape contributes to its striking nature.

The painting is set in his studio in Paris at the time when he was beginning to experiment with cubism. The paint is applied in brush strokes, yet it creates the illusion of collage when studied from a distance. The painting’s blurred lines can either act as areas of tension or repose for the viewer depending on their perspective. By using angular shapes and forming centers of interest within each composition, Picasso creates an abstracted representation of furniture which ultimately reveals his experiment with cubism.

Picasso’s still Life With Bowl And Fruit further showcases how this artist encapsulated everyday objects into works of art. His use of muted colors and fragmented views leaves us able to imagine being invited into his studio as we take in this scene from various perspectives – some completely shift our view on the subject matter while others immediately draw attention towards them.

Another masterfully created painting by Picasso is Still Life On A Piano, which was made in 1912. This stunning artwork captivates viewers with its sharp contrast between bright colors and earth tones that are used to create a room filled with vases, candlesticks and fruits. The painter successfully illustrates a beautiful display while still giving us a sense that an event may have taken place there before our arrival.

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