Pablo Picasso Buste de Femme d'apres Cranach le Jeune II Located in J Paul’s Italian Steakhouse Modern Contemporary Private Room

Pablo Picasso, a pivotal figure in 20th-century art, was a groundbreaking artist whose influence spanned over 92 years. Renowned not only as a master painter, he also excelled as a sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, etcher, and writer. His artistic journey evolved from the naturalism of his youth to the realms of Cubism, Surrealism, and beyond, significantly shaping modern and contemporary art.

Picasso’s “Buste de Femme d’apres Cranach le Jeune II” or “Portrait of a Young Woman, after Cranach the Younger, II” is his reinterpretation of a painting by the Renaissance artist Lucas Cranach the Younger. This remarkable five-color print marks Picasso’s first published linocut, created at the age of seventy-seven. Always exploring the expressive and technical potentials of different media, Picasso here utilized the linocut’s capacity for vibrant colors, achieved through layers of oily ink, and its ability to transform form into decorative abstraction.

Abstract painting of woman