Friday, April 18, 2008

The Pure Picasso
















OK, so he wasn't so pure, in fact he was evidently quite a scoundrel. But man, take a look at these linoleum prints. Sigh. (If I could channel Pablo just for a DAY...oh yeah, AND have access to the services of his professional printer, Mr. Arnera!!)
I scanned these pics from a book I have out from the library, Picasso: Linoleum Cuts, The Mr. And Mrs. Charles Kramer Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Small Portrait of a Woman, 1962
one block printed in black, brown and beige on Arches paper, image 13" x 10"
printed by Arnera, Vallauris
Jacqueline Reading, 1962
one block printed in black on Arches paper, image 20" x 25"
printed by Arnera, Vallauris
Bearded Man with a Crown of Leaves, 1962
one block printed in black, green, brown, red and beige on Arches paper,
image 13" x 10"
printed by Arnera, Vallauris
Small Head of a Woman with a Crown of Flowers, 1962
one block printed in black, dark brown, light brown and beige on Arches paper, image 14" x 11"
printed by Arnera, Vallauris
Woman with a Flowered Hat, 1962
one block printed in black, brown, and beige on Arches paper, image 13" x 10"
printed by Arnera, Vallauris
Woman Leaning on Her Elbows, 1959
one block printed in black and light blue-gray on Arches paper, image 25" x 20"
printed by Arnera, Vallauris
Luncheon on the Grass, 1961
one block printed in black on Arches paper, image 20" x 25"
printed by Arnera, Vallauris
Nude Woman at a Spring, 1962
one block printed in black, dark brown, light brown, and beige on Arches paper, image 20" x 25"
printed by Arnera, Vallauris

2 comments:

artslice said...

Ah, sigh, quiver.... these are something to see, I've not seen many of his prints. I went to Vallauris during a trip to Provence. We visited a pottery museum full of his pots as well as others. (should post those photos on my blog) I missed out on seeing any prints, though. Thanks for the book reference, I'll look for it!

Martha Miller said...

There are several of his ceramic relief prints in t his book as well, and they are gorgeous! Lucky you - a trip to Provence!