©Pablo Picasso - Composition with a Sliced Pear 1914

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Composition with a Sliced Pear 1914

Composition with a Sliced Pear 1914
35x32cm gouache,
lead pencil and wallpaper collage on cardboard
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
The image is only being used for informational and educational purposes

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From The State Hermitage Museum:
This work belongs to the most formal compositions produced by Picasso in 1913 and 1914, in which the link with objects existing in reality is reduced to a minimum. There are no recognisable objects except for the sections of a sliced pear (or rather its symbolic contour) and a twig - their forms are abstracted and reduced to flat patches of colour. It is no mere coincidence that the titles of two Hermitage works with a sliced pear cause confusion. Both of them are often called Still Life with Books, though none of their components could be associated with books.