The Dance (1925) by Pablo Picasso

The Dance - Pablo Picasso - 1925

Artwork Information

TitleThe Dance
ArtistPablo Picasso
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions215 x 142 cm
Art MovementSurrealism
Current LocationTate Modern, London, UK
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About The Dance

Pablo Picasso is a well-known artist of the 20th century, and The Dance is an example of one of his best works. This artwork depicts three dancers in what appears to be a macabre dance, and it was printed in 1905. The underpainting technique was used in creating the painting, which measures 7 5/16 x 9 1/8 inches.

Picasso’s career includes over 20,000 paintings, with The Three Dancers considered as one of his greatest masterpieces. In addition to his prolific output in art production, Picasso expressed his strong stance against war through Guernica (1937).

Aside from The Dance and Guernica, Picasso also created other famous artworks such as Three Graces, Still Life with Mandolin, and Woman with Mandolin. Despite these various pieces showcasing different subject matters or mediums used for execution – be it oil on canvas or printmaking – it is clear that Picasso’s influence as an artist can already be seen by the mere mention of his name alone.


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