Art print / Picasso / Limited Edition / The Doves II, 1957 / 5 colors / 60 x 80 cm
Many of Picasso's works, created in the later 1950s, show views through a window or onto a balcony. Some of them may have been inspired by the actual setup of the La Californie studio. However, these balcony views were also reminiscent of the work of Henri Matisse, who had been Picasso's friend and rival for over half a century.
Matisse's death in 1954 had a profound effect on Picasso. Indeed, the balcony views can be read as a tribute to the older artist. At the same time, the emphasis on the doves is reminiscent of Picasso's father, the great dove painter, as well as the recent success of Picasso's lithographs of doves, which he made for the Communist Party. The view from the window overlooking Cannes Bay reveals peaceful blue waters and a small island or rocky outcrop gently breaking the stillness of the sea.
5-color hybrid print on 260 g Rives handmade paper / Limited edition: 1,000 copies
Without a frame - the picture will be delivered in a sturdy cardboard sleeve.