Sep 15, 2005
Jul 24, 2007

Still Life with Biscuits

Still Life with Biscuits


Pablo Picasso

(Spanish, 1881–1973)

Oil, sand, other materials on canvas

Framed: 119.4 x 138.8 x 10.2 cm (47 x 54 5/8 x 4 in.); Unframed: 80.8 x 100.4 cm (31 13/16 x 39 1/2 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1978.45



Picasso painted this still life at Juan-les-Pins on the French Riviera in 1924 during a relatively blissful period when he was enjoying life with his first wife Olga Kokhlova and son Paolo (b. 1921). His lively still lifes of the period often express the simple pleasures of the home and kitchen. He produced the tactile effects in this painting by adding sand to his paints and mixing them with substances that made certain areas crack.


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