Still life with lemon and jug (1936) by Pablo Picasso

Still life with lemon and jug - Pablo Picasso - 1936

Artwork Information

TitleStill life with lemon and jug
ArtistPablo Picasso
Art MovementSurrealism

About Still life with lemon and jug

“Still Life with Lemon and Jug” is an artwork by Pablo Picasso that dates back to 1936, during a period where the artist engaged with the Surrealist movement. Picasso, renowned for his influential role in the development of modern art, delves into the still life genre in this piece, offering a unique perspective that reflects the experimental essence of Surrealism.

The artwork portrays a composition that includes lemons, placed on what seems to be a serving platter, alongside a jug, against a backdrop with minimal detailing save for a partial depiction of a window or perhaps a framed picture. The objects are rendered with simplified geometric forms and exhibit a fluidity of lines and contours that may suggest a sense of movement or metamorphosis, echoing the transformative aspirations of Surrealism. The color palette is relatively restrained, utilizing bold yet limited hues to emphasize the objects while the background is kept stark and plain, providing a strong contrast to the vibrant forms in the foreground.

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