Pablo Picasso. Three Musicians. Fontainebleau, summer 1921

Pablo Picasso Three Musicians Fontainebleau, summer 1921

Floor 5, Collection Galleries

The three musicians and dog conjure a bygone period of bohemian life, enjoyed here by Picasso in the guise of a Harlequin flanked by two figures who may represent poet-friends of the artist: Guillaume Apollinaire, who had recently died, and Max Jacob. The patterned flatness of the work is derived from cut-and-pasted paper, and stands in stark contrast to the sculptural monumentality of Picasso’s Three Women at the Spring, also painted in the summer of 1921.

Gallery label from 2011
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
6' 7" x 7' 3 3/4" (200.7 x 222.9 cm)
Credit
Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund
Object number
55.1949
Copyright
© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture