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Artist: Pablo Picasso
Original Medium: Oil on Panel
The Old Guitarist is an oil painting by Pablo Picasso created in 1903. It depicts a supposedly blind, haggard old man with threadbare clothing weakly hunched over his guitar on the streets of Barcelona. It is currently owned and on display in the Art Institute of Chicago.
During this time, Picasso's work was greatly influenced by the Expressionism movement, which has come about through the merging of Modernism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Symbolism. Several x-ray and infrared examinations have revealed three different figures hidden behind the old guitarist.
Picasso's Blue Period
Picasso and his friend Carles Casagemas moved to Paris in search of fortune and fame. However, a failed lover affair led to Casagemas committing suicide. This greatly affected Picasso who found himself depressed and desolate. In addition, his absolute poverty made him identify and relate to beggars, prostitutes, and other downtrodden outcasts of society. The Old Guitarist is modeled after a blind artist.
These events and circumstances led to the creation of Picasso’s Blue Period, which lasted from 1901 to 1904. The Blue Period is identified by the flat expanses of blues, greys and blacks in most of Picasso's works during this period. While the subjects of paintings were usually melancholy figures lost in contemplation or were affected by a deep and significant tragedy. Some rumors say that Picasso was so poor he could only afford a canvas and tubes of blue paint. Either way, The Old Guitarist is a painting produced during Picasso's Blue Period.
Why choose us?
- • Archival grade canvas
- • Giclee printing method - used by artists and galleries
- • Protective finish - the colours are guaranteed not to fade over 75 years
- • Hand-stretched and inspected to ensure the highest standards and attention to detail
- • The print is framed and ready to hang out of the box
- • Everything included, even the nail
About the Maker
We love printing photos on canvas. But even before we print, our design team works with each of our customers personally till the picture's perfect. Once you are satisfied with the digital proof, the photos are then printed on archival grade canvas using the giclee printing method that's used by artists and galleries. Each print is given a protective finish to ensure that the colours don't fade over decades. The canvas prints are then hand-stretched, framed and inspected to ensure the highest standards and attention to detail.
|Standard Delivery||Free home delivery anywhere in India. Delivered in 4-5 business days.|
|Material||Archival Grade Canvas|
|Frame||1" deep wooden stretcher bars (picture continues to wrap around the edges)|
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