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This picture was painted at the beginning of 1926, when the artist was already ill with the disease that would bring his death one year later.

The artist's paintings engage in a rich dialogue with his drawings, in which a strong figurative component and a classical conception are never missing. This classicism and sense of order, which were very popular in the post-war period, is perhaps the most personal contribution that Juan Gris made to the Cubist movement, not so much as a reaction to the avant-garde, but as the capacity to give it a new way of seeing. The return to order becomes evident in works such as this one from 1926 and others in which the artist seems to make reference to a synaesthetic and melancholic allegory of art, where painting, music and sculpture coincide.

Details

  • Title: The Musician's Table
  • Creator: Juan Gris
  • Date Created: 1926
  • Style: Cubism
  • Provenance: Bought, 1999
  • Physical Dimensions: w1000 x h810 mm
  • Original Title: La table du musicien
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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