Techniques & Materials / Faux Bois
Craftsmen traditionally manipulated paint with specialized brushes and metal combs to imitate the appearance of high-quality wood, and their fine skills were faked by mass-produced faux bois wallpaper. Made using artisanal techniques, Picasso's hand-painted faux bois makes reference to real wood, the craftsman's rendering of it, and its printed facsimile.
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Guitar on a Table.Paris, autumn 1912. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, Class of 1930. Jeffrey Nintzel © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York