Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Pablo Picasso
Born Spain, active Spain and France 1881–1973
Glass, Bottle of Bass, Newspaper
1914
Oil and wax crayon on canvas
47 x 26.7 cm
The Arthur and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa Collection, bequeathed by Madeleine Chalette Lejwa, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
© 2005 Estate Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession number: B99.1432
 
 
Glass, Bottle of Bass, Newspaper combines collage-like elements within a lightly drawn surface. Goblets, bottles, and newspapers were standard components of Picasso’s Cubist vocabulary. The artist conveys the transparency of glass by depicting it both in profile and from above, and dotting it in yellow and red to simultaneously suggest opacity and transparency. The letters JOU refer both to the Paris daily newspaper Le Journal and to the French word for “play”: jouer.

Publications:
Apter-Gabriel, Ruth (Ed.), The Arthur and Madeleine Chalette Lejwa Collection in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2005
Kamien-Kazhdan, Adina (ed.), Modernism in Dialogue: 20th-Century Painting and Sculpture in the Israel Museum, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2010

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: Ms. Joan Lessing, New York and Jerusalem