Still-life with Fruit-dish on a Table (1914-15) by Pablo Picasso

Still-life with Fruit-dish on a Table - Pablo Picasso - 1914-15

Artwork Information

TitleStill-life with Fruit-dish on a Table
ArtistPablo Picasso
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions64 x 80 cm (25 1/4 x 31 1/2 in.)
Current LocationColumbus Museum of Art, Ohio

About Still-life with Fruit-dish on a Table

Pablo Picasso’s painting titled “Still-Life With Fruit-Dish On A Table” was created in 1914-15 and is an oil on canvas. The dimensions are 21 3/4 × 15 in. The composition of the artwork comes from studies for his own picture where he eliminated narrative and opted for contemplative subject matter. In this painting, he portrays a table, tablecloth, violin strings, newspaper, and fruit dish with pears painted flatly with a graphic style and space behind them.

What stands out about this artwork is that thick black lines separate different elements of the painting. Additionally, it is constructed from areas of color resembling cut-out paper. This technique was developed by Picasso and Braque while making collages experimenting with representation since 1912.

Picasso is considered one of the most significant artists of the twentieth century due to his several art movements like Cubism wherein he succeeded as a pioneer alongside George Braque in analytic cubism developed during 1908-1912. After the bombing of Basque town Guernica during Spanish Civil War, he entered into neoclassical figurative style in the 1920s and 1930s by working on his own versions of canonical masterpieces.

Overall, Still-Life With Fruit-Dish On A Table shows unique techniques incorporated by Pablo Picasso representing his artistic mind helped elevate him to be one of contemporary art’s greats whose influence lingers even now after decades down the line.


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