29.5 x 24 inches (75 x 62 cm)
Linocut on Arches paper
Edition of 50
Tête de Femme (chapeau) by Picasso
Pablo Picasso experimented with linoleum cuts by gouging a sheet of aluminum fused to a wood block. This technique of cutting out images became efficient as compared to wood block cutting. The images produced were bold, simple, and a predecessor to Cubism in form and composition.
Tête de Femme (Jacqueline jeune) by Picasso
Picasso (1881–1973) is the most influential and celebrated European artist of the 20th century and the graphic arts played a hugely important part in his output.
He began by producing linocut posters for ceramic exhibitions and bullfighting events in Vallauris with the talented local printer Within a very short time Picasso was finding new ways of producing color linocuts which dispensed with the orthodox method of cutting a separate block of linoleum for each color. Instead Picasso, impatient to see the results, devised a method of progressively cutting and printing from a single block that required him to foresee the final result, as once he had gouged away the linoleum surface he could not go back.
These sets of linocuts highlight Picasso’s astonishing technical innovation and creativity.
Linocuts by Picasso
Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer who spent most of his adult life in France. One of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is widely known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.