Pablo Picasso

Marie-Thérèse Kneeling, Contemplating a Sculpted Group (Marie-Thérèse agenouillée contemplant un groupe sculpté)

Marie-Thérèse Kneeling, Contemplating a Sculpted Group (Marie-Thérèse agenouillée contemplant un groupe sculpté) by Pablo Picasso

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'Here is a Spaniard possessing the oldest French recipes (Chardin, Poussin…). Objects and faces follow him wherever he wants. A dark eye devours them and between the eye through which they enter and the hand by which they leave they are subjected to a rather singular digestive process. Furniture, animals, and people are welded together like lovers. In this metamorphosis none of their objective identity is lost. Picasso changes the natural order of the elements, but he always arrives at the same end.' Jean Cocteau

Title
Marie-Thérèse Kneeling, Contemplating a Sculpted Group (Marie-Thérèse agenouillée contemplant un groupe sculpté)
Artist/creator
Production date
1933
Medium
etching
Dimensions
298 x 366 mm
Inscription
Signed Picasso in the margin - Inscribed on the plate in reverse - Paris 5. Avril xxxiii..
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1957
Accession no
1957/6/7
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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