Harlequin on Horseback1905
26 x 20 in (66 x 51 cm)
Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) is one of the most well-known artists of the 20th-century, and perhaps even of all time. His revolutionary work is so expansive it is often categorized into different time periods such as the Blue Period (1901-1904), the Rose Period (1904-1906), and Synthetic Cubism (1912-1919), amongst others. At the time of his death, there were over 45,000 unsold works in his estate, with painting being his most important and substantial medium. Many critics tout Picasso as one of the greatest artist to ever live, and his art has become some of the most expensive to be auctioned off today. His cultural impact on the art world will never be forgotten, with many museums, galleries, and private exhibitions holding his most significant works.
Description: This piece created by Picasso in 1905 is done in a Post-Impressionist style. One of Picasso’s oft-wondered about subjects, the harlequin represents a “mysterious character with classical origins” in mythology, making this piece an interesting conversation starter.
Artist: Pablo Picasso
Condition: Great, slight discoloration on bottom left border.