Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Guitar
Image View:
Close view from the right side, to show depth
Creator:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish sculptor, 1881-1973)
Location:
repository: Musée Picasso [Paris] (Paris, Île-de-France, France) MP260
Location Note:
From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-Face Picasso, Past and Present (2018 exhibition)
Date:
1924 (creation)
Cultural Context:
French
Style Period:
Cubist; Twentieth century
Work Type 1:
assemblage (sculpture)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
paint; sheet iron; tin box; wire
Technique:
construction (assembling); painting and painting techniques
Measurements:
111 cm (height) x 63.5 cm (width) x 26.6 cm (depth)
Subjects:
abstraction; cycles or series; music; Musical instruments
Description:
This assemblage was created in Paris, using sheet metal cut and folded, a tin box and iron wire, painted in a black and white scheme. Picasso created a first version of Guitar from cardboard in 1912, then later remade the work in sheet metal in 1914; the modern ordinariness of both of these materials is very different from traditional sculptural materials such as bronze, wood, and marble. To create the Guitar series, Picasso made a radical leap from the sculptural tradition of modeling (carving or molding) to a new technique of assemblage. This work from 1924 adds a more painterly approach, giving the work a textural background. (Source: MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) [website]; http://www.moma.org/ )
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-PICASSO-FAFFM-GU -A03
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Guitar