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Own a Picasso Work on Paper In Honor of His Birthday!

  • Pablo Picasso - Les Danseurs au Hibou (detail), 1959
October 25, 2019
A philosophy graduate interested in critical theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.

Pablo Picasso is probably one of the most important figures of the 20th century, in terms of art and art movements that occurred over this period. An innovative artist who continuously experimented during his 92-plus years on earth, he was not only a master painter but also a sculptor, printmaker, ceramics artist, etching artist and writer. He once said:

I look for inspiration in reality. Only reality powers my imagination and gives me new life.

If you are looking for a new Pablo Picasso print to add to your collection on the occasion of the artist’s birthday, look no further than ArtWise. We bring you ten Picasso’s works on paper, from lithographs to exhibition posters, which you can own right now!

Featured image: Pablo Picasso – Les Danseurs au Hibou (detail), 1959. All images courtesy of ArtWise.

  • Pablo Picasso - Le Peintre et Son Modele, 1964

Le peintre et son modèle

Picasso’s Le peintre et son modèle (The Painter and the Model) from 1964 is an exquisite lithograph dealing with the recurring theme of the artist and his muse. To the left of the image, a nude woman poses with her arms high above her head, while the artist stands behind the easel. This image is undoubtedly drawn from Picasso’s own life as an artist, who is known as a lover of feminine beauty and took on many muses himself.

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  • Pablo Picasso - Vue Depuis L'Atelier De L'Artiste

Vue Depuis L'Atelier De L'Artiste, 1980

Printed on Arches paper, engraved by Deschamps, the 1980 lithograph Vue Depuis L’Atelier De L’Artiste captures the view from the artist’s studio.

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  • Pablo Picasso - De Memoire D'Homme I, 1950

De Memoire D'Homme I

This piece is the original lithograph printed by Mourlot on Arches paper from the book De Memoire D’Homme I by Tristan Tzara. The book contained 9 lithographs by Picasso and was numbered out of 300.

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  • Pablo Picasso - Bottle of Vieux Marc, Glass and Newspaper

Bottle of Vieux Marc, Glass and Newspaper

Bottle of Vieux Marc, Glass and Newspaper is the print of the 1913 small paper collage by the same title. It depicts a series of objects and paper fragments clustered on a table, signified by the loosely drawn oval edge in the lower right of the composition. The abstracted cutouts of objects, shown from several perspectives, are juxtapozed with drawn lines indicating other elements of each object’s shape. Introducing collage into his practice, Picasso sought to represent the realities of the modern city through a new medium.

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  • Pablo Picasso - Le Sculpteur

Le Sculpteur

Throughout his career, Picasso produced a vast array of sculptures. In this work, the artist represents the sculptor, probably himself, in his studio, contemplating his own works. The composition includes two sculptures – a large bust of a woman staring down at the sculptor and a nude figure, seen in the background, constructed from sensual rounded forms. The sculptor’s sense of reverie seems to pervaded by sensuality and sexuality.

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  • Pablo Picasso - La Grande Maternite

La Grande Maternite

A lithograph printed in 1963, La Grande Maternite depicts a mother gazing down lovingly at her young child cradled in her arms. Rendered in simple black lines, the soft body of the woman and child perfectly represent the sweet love that is directed between the two. The woman’s hair is adorned by delicate green frond with tiny pink and blue flowers. With relative simplicity, Picasso created a work imbued with an immense amount of emotion.

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  • Pablo Picasso - Manolo Hugnet, Ceret, Musee D'art Moderne, 1957

Manolo Hugnet, Ceret, Musee D'art Moderne

This poster features a portrait of Manolo Hugnet in Picasso’s classical style and was created for an exhibition at the Musee D’Art Moderne in Ceret, France from August to October in 1957. The museum was founded in 1950 with personal support of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

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  • Pablo Picasso - 172 Dessins Recents, 1972

172 Dessins Recents

Designed by Mourlot, this poster uses as a subject Picasso’s drawing in ink and colored pencil entitled The Painter and his Model. Drawn by Picasso in Notre-Dame-de-vie, Mougins in 1972, it features a recurring subject in the artist’s oeuvre. The poster was created for the exhibition 172 Dessins Recents which took place at Galerie Louise Leiris in Paris from December 1st, 1972 until January 13th, 1973.

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  • Pablo Picasso - Exposition Vallauris

Exposition Vallauris

This poster was designed for the 1959 Vallauris Exhibition, the annual showcase of ceramics in the southern French town Vallauris, where the Catalan artist had settled in 1948. Picasso, who designed one poster each year from 1951 to 1964, made many of his ceramic artworks near Vallauris, in the local Madoura pottery. In this poster, Picasso expands upon his iconographic rhetoric used in his painting.

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  • Pablo Picasso - Les Danseurs au Hibou, 1959

Les Danseurs au Hibou

In this 1959 linocut, dancers and musicians churn and twist to the inaudible music. Appearing out of the background of undulating hills, these figures throw their arms above their head and kick their legs up with joy. In this invigorating scene, Picasso, managed to capture fluid motion through the softness of his lines.

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