Museum Folkwang
Bouteille, Tasse, Journal
  • Pablo Picasso
  • Bouteille, Tasse, Journal, 1912 - 1913

  • Bottle, Cup, Newspaper
  • Charcoal, pencil, newspaper
  • Paper 63 x 47 cm
  • Acquired in 1961
  • Inv. C 3/61
  • CommentaryTypical for analytical Cubism, whose attributes this drawing shows, is a composition in which abstract objects are woven together with recognizable individual forms of everyday elements to form a whole: The objects mentioned in the title are examined in an analysis of form for the characteristics of their shape; typical characteristics are then included in the composition, for example the silhouette of a cup or individual forms of pot-bellied bottles with cap. The newspaper also mentioned in the title appears, on the other hand, as a real object in the work, even if only in the form of a small cut out of the front page of the daily ‘Le Journal’ glued onto the paper. This so-called ›papier collé‹ technique was developed by Georges Braque in the late summer of 1912; his friend Picasso took it up and produced a whole series of such works in the following months. In the case of this drawing, Picasso uses the introduction of real objects to play with levels of reality; with the real newspaper – seemingly – hidden by the drawn cup.
  • Provenance1961, Kauf bei, Dr. W. Feilchenfeldt, Zürich
  • Obj_Id: 7,876
  • Obj_Internet_S: ja
  • Obj_Ownership_S (Verantw):Department of Prints and Drawings
  • Obj_SpareNField01_N (Verantw): 186
  • Obj_Creditline_S: Grafische Sammlung
  • Obj_Title1_S: Bouteille, Tasse, Journal
  • Obj_Title2_S: Bottle, Cup, Newspaper
  • Obj_PartDescription_S (Titelerg):
  • Obj_SpareMField01_M (Alle Titel): Bouteille, Tasse, Journal Bottle, Cup, Newspaper Bouteille, Tasse, Journal Flasche, Tasse, Zeitung
  • Obj_Dating_S: 1912 - 1913
  • Jahr von: 1,912
  • Jahr bis: 1,913
  • Obj_IdentNr_S: C 3/61
  • Obj_IdentNrSort_S: C 0003/61
  • Obj_Classification_S (Objtyp): Drawing
  • Obj_Crate_S: Paper 63 x 47 cm
  • Obj_Material_S:
  • Obj_Technique_S: Charcoal, pencil, newspaper
  • Obj_SpareSField01_S (Mat./Tech.): Charcoal, pencil, newspaper
  • Obj_AccNote_S (Erwerb): Acquired in 1961
  • Obj_PermanentLocation_S (Standort):
  • Obj_Condition1_S (Druckerei):
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  • Obj_Rights_S: © Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
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1961, Kauf bei, Dr. W. Feilchenfeldt, Zürich