The Bottle of Banyuls (1914) by Juan Gris

The Bottle of Banyuls - Gris, Juan - 1914 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleThe Bottle of Banyuls
ArtistJuan Gris
Art MovementSynthetic Cubism
Current LocationKunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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About The Bottle of Banyuls

The Bottle Of Banyuls is an iconic 1914 painting by the artist Juan Gris. This particular piece belongs to a larger group of work known as Analytic Cubism. “The Bottle of Banyuls” is listed in many reliable sources as one of the most outstanding masterpieces of Juan Gris. This artwork is an oil on canvas and measures 18 x 24″, with other sizes ranging from 20 x 27 ″, 22 x 29 ″, and 26 x 32” also available for purchase. Currently, this piece resides at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Spain.

The Bottle Of Banyuls creates a powerful statement using contrasting colours and shadows to depict a deep sense realism and intensity, which demonstrates why it is considered one of the most influential pieces from this era of art.

In Juan Gris’ following painting Teacups (1914) he once again puts his skills in analytic cubism to work creating another iconic masterpiece that stands out through its use of vibrant colours and surrealistic composition. It showcases the true potential of producing quality artwork, even more so when applied to creating unique results such as these two paintings made almost a century ago.

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