PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)

 
Pablo Picasso was a prolific draftsman, and his drawings today are ensconced in the canon of Modern art. "Les Dejeuners" (1961) is one of a series of works inspired by Edouard Manet's "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (1863). The work showcases Picasso's remarkable ability to capture the essence of a composition with the minimal use of line. 
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<br>Over his several decades-long career, Picasso embraced the concept of paying homage to the great masters of Art History that preceded him. Manet and Rembrandt would emerge as two of his favorite idols. Countless paintings, drawings, and prints were completed using themes from these two artists. The reclining nude female figure in the foreground of "Les Dejeuners" is perhaps a nod to the 1863 painting by Manet, a risqué subject for its 19th-century audience. Pablo Picasso was a prolific draftsman, and his drawings today are ensconced in the canon of Modern art. "Les Dejeuners" (1961) is one of a series of works inspired by Edouard Manet's "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (1863). The work showcases Picasso's remarkable ability to capture the essence of a composition with the minimal use of line. 
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<br>Over his several decades-long career, Picasso embraced the concept of paying homage to the great masters of Art History that preceded him. Manet and Rembrandt would emerge as two of his favorite idols. Countless paintings, drawings, and prints were completed using themes from these two artists. The reclining nude female figure in the foreground of "Les Dejeuners" is perhaps a nod to the 1863 painting by Manet, a risqué subject for its 19th-century audience. Pablo Picasso was a prolific draftsman, and his drawings today are ensconced in the canon of Modern art. "Les Dejeuners" (1961) is one of a series of works inspired by Edouard Manet's "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (1863). The work showcases Picasso's remarkable ability to capture the essence of a composition with the minimal use of line. 
<br>
<br>Over his several decades-long career, Picasso embraced the concept of paying homage to the great masters of Art History that preceded him. Manet and Rembrandt would emerge as two of his favorite idols. Countless paintings, drawings, and prints were completed using themes from these two artists. The reclining nude female figure in the foreground of "Les Dejeuners" is perhaps a nod to the 1863 painting by Manet, a risqué subject for its 19th-century audience. Pablo Picasso was a prolific draftsman, and his drawings today are ensconced in the canon of Modern art. "Les Dejeuners" (1961) is one of a series of works inspired by Edouard Manet's "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (1863). The work showcases Picasso's remarkable ability to capture the essence of a composition with the minimal use of line. 
<br>
<br>Over his several decades-long career, Picasso embraced the concept of paying homage to the great masters of Art History that preceded him. Manet and Rembrandt would emerge as two of his favorite idols. Countless paintings, drawings, and prints were completed using themes from these two artists. The reclining nude female figure in the foreground of "Les Dejeuners" is perhaps a nod to the 1863 painting by Manet, a risqué subject for its 19th-century audience. Pablo Picasso was a prolific draftsman, and his drawings today are ensconced in the canon of Modern art. "Les Dejeuners" (1961) is one of a series of works inspired by Edouard Manet's "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (1863). The work showcases Picasso's remarkable ability to capture the essence of a composition with the minimal use of line. 
<br>
<br>Over his several decades-long career, Picasso embraced the concept of paying homage to the great masters of Art History that preceded him. Manet and Rembrandt would emerge as two of his favorite idols. Countless paintings, drawings, and prints were completed using themes from these two artists. The reclining nude female figure in the foreground of "Les Dejeuners" is perhaps a nod to the 1863 painting by Manet, a risqué subject for its 19th-century audience. Pablo Picasso was a prolific draftsman, and his drawings today are ensconced in the canon of Modern art. "Les Dejeuners" (1961) is one of a series of works inspired by Edouard Manet's "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (1863). The work showcases Picasso's remarkable ability to capture the essence of a composition with the minimal use of line. 
<br>
<br>Over his several decades-long career, Picasso embraced the concept of paying homage to the great masters of Art History that preceded him. Manet and Rembrandt would emerge as two of his favorite idols. Countless paintings, drawings, and prints were completed using themes from these two artists. The reclining nude female figure in the foreground of "Les Dejeuners" is perhaps a nod to the 1863 painting by Manet, a risqué subject for its 19th-century audience. Pablo Picasso was a prolific draftsman, and his drawings today are ensconced in the canon of Modern art. "Les Dejeuners" (1961) is one of a series of works inspired by Edouard Manet's "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (1863). The work showcases Picasso's remarkable ability to capture the essence of a composition with the minimal use of line. 
<br>
<br>Over his several decades-long career, Picasso embraced the concept of paying homage to the great masters of Art History that preceded him. Manet and Rembrandt would emerge as two of his favorite idols. Countless paintings, drawings, and prints were completed using themes from these two artists. The reclining nude female figure in the foreground of "Les Dejeuners" is perhaps a nod to the 1863 painting by Manet, a risqué subject for its 19th-century audience. Pablo Picasso was a prolific draftsman, and his drawings today are ensconced in the canon of Modern art. "Les Dejeuners" (1961) is one of a series of works inspired by Edouard Manet's "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (1863). The work showcases Picasso's remarkable ability to capture the essence of a composition with the minimal use of line. 
<br>
<br>Over his several decades-long career, Picasso embraced the concept of paying homage to the great masters of Art History that preceded him. Manet and Rembrandt would emerge as two of his favorite idols. Countless paintings, drawings, and prints were completed using themes from these two artists. The reclining nude female figure in the foreground of "Les Dejeuners" is perhaps a nod to the 1863 painting by Manet, a risqué subject for its 19th-century audience. Pablo Picasso was a prolific draftsman, and his drawings today are ensconced in the canon of Modern art. "Les Dejeuners" (1961) is one of a series of works inspired by Edouard Manet's "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (1863). The work showcases Picasso's remarkable ability to capture the essence of a composition with the minimal use of line. 
<br>
<br>Over his several decades-long career, Picasso embraced the concept of paying homage to the great masters of Art History that preceded him. Manet and Rembrandt would emerge as two of his favorite idols. Countless paintings, drawings, and prints were completed using themes from these two artists. The reclining nude female figure in the foreground of "Les Dejeuners" is perhaps a nod to the 1863 painting by Manet, a risqué subject for its 19th-century audience. Pablo Picasso was a prolific draftsman, and his drawings today are ensconced in the canon of Modern art. "Les Dejeuners" (1961) is one of a series of works inspired by Edouard Manet's "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (1863). The work showcases Picasso's remarkable ability to capture the essence of a composition with the minimal use of line. 
<br>
<br>Over his several decades-long career, Picasso embraced the concept of paying homage to the great masters of Art History that preceded him. Manet and Rembrandt would emerge as two of his favorite idols. Countless paintings, drawings, and prints were completed using themes from these two artists. The reclining nude female figure in the foreground of "Les Dejeuners" is perhaps a nod to the 1863 painting by Manet, a risqué subject for its 19th-century audience.
Les Dejeuners196110 1/2 x 16 3/4 in.(26.67 x 42.55 cm) pencil on paper
Provenance
The Artist's studio
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, 1977
Alberto Bellini Collection, Florence, Italy
Literature
Douglas Cooper, Pablo Picasso. Les Déjeuners, Paris 1962, no. 142
Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Oeuvres de 1961 à 1962, vol. 20, Paris 1968, no.
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Pablo Picasso was a prolific draftsman, and his drawings today are ensconced in the canon of Modern art. "Les Dejeuners" (1961) is one of a series of works inspired by Edouard Manet's "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" (1863). The work showcases Picasso's remarkable ability to capture the essence of a composition with the minimal use of line.

Over his several decades-long career, Picasso embraced the concept of paying homage to the great masters of Art History that preceded him. Manet and Rembrandt would emerge as two of his favorite idols. Countless paintings, drawings, and prints were completed using themes from these two artists. The reclining nude female figure in the foreground of "Les Dejeuners" is perhaps a nod to the 1863 painting by Manet, a risqué subject for its 19th-century audience.
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