Techniques & Materials / Sheet Music

Printed sheet music, evoking the music halls and cabarets of modern Paris, supplied ready-made areas of surface patterning for the artist's collages. Cut fragments of "Sonnet," a sentimental song first popular in the French capital around the turn of the twentieth century, were pasted into several works now hanging in this exhibition.

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    . Paris, autumn 1912. Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris. Bequest of Georges Salles, 1967. CNAC/MNAM/Dist. Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Art Resource, NY. Photo: Adam Rzepka © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York