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Jul 20, 2010

Bottle, Glass, Fork

Bottle, Glass, Fork


Pablo Picasso

(Spanish, 1881-1973)

Oil on canvas

Framed: 92.4 x 75.9 x 8.3 cm (36 3/8 x 29 7/8 x 3 1/4 in.); Unframed: 72 x 52.7 cm (28 3/8 x 20 3/4 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1972.8


By 1911, Picasso's Cubist paintings began to approach total abstraction. This still life depicts a corked bottle, a wine glass, a folded newspaper, a knife, and a fork on a table. Always wanting to remain connected to the real world, Picasso began inserting fragmentary words and numbers with personal and political meanings. The fe 20 may refer to Café 20, a favorite meeting place for artists. EAN above [P]ARIS may allude to the anarchist newspaper L'Intransigeant.


Deciphering the Still Life
Spirit of the Modern Age
Picasso, Inventor of Cubism
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