Peintre Travaillaint

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Peintre Travaillaint

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)


Balzac's story allowed Picasso to delve into one of his favorite, recurrent themes-the artist in his studio.

Picasso was an inspired choice by Vollard to illustrate Balzac's story.  The tale of an artist moving progressively from representation to abstraction in the nineteenth century strangely prefigured Picasso's progress in the early twentieth.

Object Information

artist
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
creation date
1927
materials
etching
mark descriptions
BFK
accession number
61.6
credit line
Carl H. Lieber Memorial Fund
copyright
© Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors