This lot consists of an unframed oil painting on unstretched gessoed canvas, rendered in the Synthetic Cubism style of Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). A hand-painted inscription at lower left reads, "Picasso XXXII". This dynamic image depicts a partially nude woman sitting down. The pale white woman is juxtaposed against a vibrantly bright red chair. This elegant painting would be a highlight to any modern art collector's gallery. Unframed piece overall measures approximately 20.5" x 16.5".
This charming unstretched canvas features a red ink stamp which reads "CERTIFICATION" and a second blue ink stamp that's largely illegible put you can read "Paris". Additionally a paper label affixed to the back reads "Pablo Picasso" and "El Sueno".
Best known for his ever evolving style, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) produced a huge body of work which spanned most of the 20th century. He explored many mediums, from oil painting and ceramics to pastel and silkscreen. Picasso led a fascinating, tempestuous life. At the age of seven, Picasso's father began to provide the boy with formal art training. Picasso's career took wing in Barcelona and Paris, where he lived in poverty and was even forced to burn his paintings for heat.
Eventually, Picasso came to dominate the European art world, and would gravitate toward the tropical coasts of the French Riviera. It was here that he lived and worked for many years. The figures in his earliest work were classical and rather academic; later portraiture became increasingly abstract, often with jumbled facial features and inventive colors.
Pablo Picasso was a leader of the early Analytic Cubism school, which took on new form with the Synthetic Cubism movement (also spearheaded by Picasso). Though his personal life was riddled with upheaval and controversy, Picasso the artist was remarkably uninhibited and prolific. He was a free-roaming explorer of art in all its styles and forms.
Unframed piece overall measures approximately 20.5" x 16.5".
Finger Lakes Auction has been commissioned to liquidate various collections of Fine Art. The pieces in this auction come from established modern art collectors in the United States and Europe.
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"In the style of" [Artist Name] : The work may be ascribed to the artist on the basis of style, but there may be some question as to actual authorship.