Artistic genius Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) co-founded Cubism and produced a monumental 20,000 artworks during his 70-year career. Picasso’s torrential outpouring of work was so extensive and complex that art historians have divided it into individual periods. A prodigy in his youth, Picasso enrolled in advanced classes at Barcelona’s Royal Academy of Art at age 15. The strong geometric forms of his groundbreaking Cubist works redefined art as a medium that could digress from literal images of reality. Passionately creative in every genre from primitive art to sketches to Surrealism, Picasso profoundly impacted 20th century art.
This intaglio print was produced in a limited edition of 1500. It is hand numbered.
This fine art print was created using an intaglio etching process. Intaglio printing is an intensive labor of love in which the artist creates an image with varnish or waxes over a zinc or copper plate, and burns the image into the metal using an acid solution. Inks are applied to the metal plate and each print is pulled by hand.