Arlequin y Polichinela(267 views)
Description: Pochoir in colors on Arches vellum (watermark) France, 1933 from Dix reproductions, edition of 1000. Inscribed in the lower margin in pencil PICASSO. Watermark and die stamp JB (Jean Bucher) Publishers: Editions Jeanne Bucher, Paris and Editions John Becker, New York.
Condition Report: In Excellent Condition
Notes: This print is based on a gouache titled Arlequin y Polichinela, from 1924 depicting three musicians. This marks the time when Picasso returned from his Cubist period to Classicism. The work is still shaped by the strong structuring of the room and the lack of perspective. Additionally, some of the instruments are recognizable. Pochoir is a refined stencil-based technique employed to create prints, usually in colors. It was a popular print making technique through the 1930's in Paris, but fell out of favor due to its time consuming and technical nature. Pochoir begins with the creation of numerous stencils, a different stencil for each color and layer of the image. Pigment is then applied using a variety of brushes for each layer of the composition. The result is a beautiful work of art with vivid, painterly qualities.
Dimensions: 8.18 x 10.47 inches
Artist or Maker: Picasso, Pablo
Medium: Color Pochoir