The Dream (1932) by Pablo Picasso

The Dream - Pablo Picasso - 1932

Artwork Information

TitleThe Dream
ArtistPablo Picasso
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions130.2 x 97 cm
Art MovementCubism
Current LocationPrivate Collection
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About The Dream

Le Rêve (The Dream), an oil painting created by Pablo Picasso in 1932, remains one of the artist’s most recognisable works. The painting depicts Marie-Thérèse Walter, Picasso’s lover at the time, in a dreamy state. The piece is composed using bold colours and organic forms that convey the enigmatic mood of Picasso’s artwork. Despite its tender subject matter, Le Rêve has a lasting presence and is now valued at $145 million, making it one of the most expensive paintings ever sold.

Picasso continued to use his classic techniques to create masterful artworks such as Still Life With Chair-Caning. This piece was created by Picasso in 1912 and features oil paint on canvas depicting everyday objects like a chair and musical instrument. As with the rest of his work from this period, Picasso has managed to impart an intense feeling of drama into this otherwise mundane scene – a feat which has made it a pivotal work in modern art.

Pablo Picasso’s still life pieces are perfect examples of how powerful artwork can be. By combining technical skill with creative invention, he managed to capture emotion-laden imagery that resonates with viewers across time. His ability to produce works like Le Rêve and Still Life With Chair-Caning cements his legacy as one of the most talented artists of all time.

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