Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso. Portrait of Ambroise Vollard, 1910

Portrait of Ambroise Vollard

Portrait d'Ambroise Vollard


Oil on canvas

92 x 65 cm

Moscow, The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art



Ambroise Vollard was a critical player in the market of contemporary arts in the early 20th century. An art dealer, a publisher and a collector, he established his famous gallery at Rue Laffitte in Paris to exhibit and to sell works by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Gauguin, Matisse and Picasso who were relatively unknown at that time. Of course, almost all artists for whom he’d once made way to the world of great arts, painted his portraits. Portrait of Ambroise Vollard is one of the main Picasso’s works in the period of so-called analytical cubism. Shattered space around the person is almost fused with him. The palette of the portrait is almost monochrome, only a face with closed eyes is emphasized.

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#1. timmy, den haag
super geaak ik heb er mne werkstuk over gedaan
02 March

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