Pablo Picasso "Les musiciens" color pochoir
Fernand Leger lithograph "Les trois soeurs" edition of 1000
The Three Sisters was printed in 1952 by Mourlot Freres on Arches paper and published in Paris in an edition of 1000 for the “La Figure dans L’Oeuvre de Leger” exhibition. Instead of using a collage form like Picasso, Fernand Leger focused more on developing a “machine art” style due to his interest in industrial technology. In this piece, he created three women characterized by highly mechanistic forms and bold colors, while still being concerned with their detail and geometrics. The Three Sisters is enhanced by subtle shading and a uniform visual.
Juan Gris pochoir "Le Compotier"
Le Compotier is truly a gorgeous example of Juan Gris’ unique Cubist style. He created a personal style of Analytical Cubism, focusing on geometric fragments without the typical overlap of planes. In Analytical Cubism, the artist would break up the subject of their painting into different blocks to create contrasting viewpoints. Juan Gris was considered a highly consistent and dedicated artist in the Cubism Movement. Le Compotier used everyday objects and created a more simplified and stylized version of them.
Robert Delaunay "La fenetre No. 2" color pochoir
This gorgeous piece is a part of his windows series (1912-1914), in which he was slowly moving towards a more abstract style. This Windows piece is a stunning representation of the interaction between light and color. Delaunay accredited direct observation of nature and color as two of the major influences to his Cubist style. The Windows creates a sense of rhythm with its use of bright, solid colors. Delaunay wrote several pieces on color and how he believed that color has its own power of perception and expression, which is evident in this beautiful print.
In the Cubism Art Movement, traditional subjects were often transformed to create a new pioneering art form. Cubism created a new vision of art and inspired movements all over the world. For more Cubism prints, check out the complete selection at Affordable Art 101.