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Composition

A work made of graphite on cream laid paper.
© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of graphite on cream laid paper.

Date:

1934

Artist:

Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973

About this artwork

Picasso gave this drawing to one of his lovers, Dora Maar, an artist and photographer who was Picasso’s principal connection to the Surrealist group. With its unrefined shapes and lines, this drawing calls upon the Surrealist method of automatic drawing as well as children’s art, which Picasso was studying at this time. The subject is a fantastic ship facing out toward an endless horizon. Two stick figures, one on the land and one at the helm, raise their hands as the ship sets sail.

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Artist

Pablo Picasso

Title

Composition

Origin

Spain

Date

Made 1934

Medium

Graphite on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed verso, upper left, in graphite: "Paris/ Mai XXXIV"

Dimensions

193 × 286 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.1000

Copyright

© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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