This is an original 1962 large-format two-color photolithograph of a drawing by Pablo Picasso after the oil painting "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" ("The Luncheon on the Grass") by Édouard Manet created in 1862 and 1863.
This 53+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Original portfolio crease. No surface rub. No water damage. There are several marks from the binding thread along the original center crease. There is printing on the verso. This item will be shipped folded along the original center crease.
From 1959 to 1961 Pablo Picasso worked on a series of drawings and paintings that were inspired by the famous oil painting by �douard Manet "Le D_jeuner sur l'herbe" ("The Luncheon on the Grass") created in 1862-1863. Manet's painting featured a female nude figure and a partially dressed bather at an outdoor picnic with two fully dressed men. Picasso offers his interpretations of this bucolic scene (which was considered quite risque in 1863) in our collection of original photolithographs from 1962.
This piece was illustrated by Picasso, Pablo. There is no visible artist signature.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a Spanish painter, stage designer, and sculptor. An incredibly talented man, he tried his hand at many different artistic styles throughout his life, including realism, classicism and surrealism; however he is most remembered for being a co-pioneer of cubism with French artist Georges Braque. Several specific "periods" into which his work is classified include his Blue Period, during which time he preferred to draw mothers and children in bluish and greenish hues, and his Rose Period, which featured more lively subjects such as acrobats and harlequins. He is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential 20th century artists, and is especially remembered for his portrayal of the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War in his 1937 piece, "Guernica."