Current Location:
The Commons -> 1st Floor (COM)
Location Notes:
COM; 1st fl., Across from Rm. 114

“Main Aux Fleurs (Hand Holding Flowers)” by Pablo Picasso

Artwork
Identifier:
2010.68.18
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1958 color lithograph
Date:
1998;1958
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 31.5 in Width: 23.5 in
Description:
Simplistic colored pencil drawing of two hands holding a bouquet of flowers; mostly white. The flowers are multi-colored: red, orange, green, and blue with green stems.
Historical Context:
Pablo Picasso was a famous painter known largely for co-founding the cubist movement, though he was also involved in drawing, ceramics, print making and sculpting. Picasso studied art in Madrid where he illustrated a magazine made by a roommate, depicting the impoverished people's conditions. He joined an art gallery in 1907 and shortly after became highly sought by American collectors.