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Still Life with Biscuits

Still Life with Biscuits

1924
(Spanish, 1881–1973)
Framed: 119.4 x 138.8 x 10.2 cm (47 x 54 5/8 x 4 in.); Unframed: 80.8 x 100.4 cm (31 13/16 x 39 1/2 in.)
© Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Description

Pablo Picasso painted this still life in a town on the French Riviera, located on the Mediterranean coastline of southeastern France, during a relatively blissful time with his first wife Olga Kokhlova and their son Paolo. Many of his paintings from this period, such as Still Life with Biscuits, express the simple pleasures of the home and kitchen. Highly experimental, Picasso produced textured effects in this still life by adding sand to his paints and mixing them with substances that later made certain areas crack, such as the pink background field at upper left.
  • Paul Rosenberg [1881-1959], Paris, France
    -1978
    (E. V. Thaw, New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1978-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, “The Cleveland Museum of Art Acquires 1924 Picasso Still Life,” October 2, 1978, Cleveland Museum of Art Archives. archive.org
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    Boggs, Jean Sutherland, Brigitte Léal, and Marie-Laure Bernadac. Picasso and Things: The Still Lifes of Picasso. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1992. Mentioned and reproduced: P. 210-211, no. 82
  • Gallery One 2012. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 12, 2012-March 5, 2017).
    Monet to Dalí: Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 21, 2007-January 13, 2008).
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  • {{cite web|title=Still Life with Biscuits|url=false|author=Pablo Picasso|year=1924|access-date=20 April 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1978.45