Juan Gris

Guitar and Music Book

1923

Artist
Juan Gris 1887–1927
Original title
Guitare et cahier de musique
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
Support: 156 x 238 mm
image: 127 x 182 mm
frame: 316 x 385 x 22 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Gustav and Elly Kahnweiler 1974, accessioned 1994
Reference
T06811

Not on display

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In 1923 Gris experimented with pen and ink drawing for the first time. Different types of marks, from tight to light grids, to areas of looping squiggles, create a varied and interesting tonal and rhythmic range. The guitar and music book were the subjects of several early cubist still lifes by Picasso, Braque and Gris.

Gallery label, September 2004

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