William Bennett Gallery
Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
(1881 - 1973)

Regarding the canon of art history, no other artist has exerted such influence as Pablo Picasso.

Frequently dubbed the "dean of modernism," the Spanish artist was revolutionary in the way he challenged the conventions of painting. His stylistic pluralism, legendary reconfiguration of pictorial space and inexhaustible creative force have made Picasso one of the most revered artists of the 20th century.

Influenced by symbolism and Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso developed his own independent style in Paris during his renowned Blue Period (1900-1904): motifs from everyday life...

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Picasso - Title Page

Title Page


Picasso - Justification Page Signed

Justification Page Signed


Picasso - Plate I - Frontispiece

Plate I - Frontispiece


Picasso - Plate II

Plate II


Picasso - Plate III

Plate III


Picasso - Plate IV

Plate IV


Picasso - Plate V

Plate V


Picasso - Plate VI

Plate VI


Published by Louis Broder, Picasso illustrated these etching and aquatints as homage to the fascinating poem by Pierre Reverdy. Sable Mouvant (quicksand) is set in the desert and relates to a number of psychological struggles and hallucinations. The works by Picasso elegantly depict Reverdy's intentions and remove the viewer from reality to expose the inner turmoil of a helpless man and his surroundings. Examples of this suite can be found in the Picasso Museum, Barcelona.

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