Peintre Travaillaint

 
Series
Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu
Artist
Creation date
Materials
etching
Mark Descriptions
BFK
Credit line
Carl H. Lieber Memorial Fund
Accession number
61.6
Collection
Not Currently On View

Balzac's story allowed Picasso to delve into one of his favorite, recurrent themes-the artist in his studio.

Picasso was an inspired choice by Vollard to illustrate Balzac's story.  The tale of an artist moving progressively from representation to abstraction in the nineteenth century strangely prefigured Picasso's progress in the early twentieth.

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