Juan GrisGuitar and Music Book 1923

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Artist
Juan Gris (1887‑1927)
Title
Guitar and Music Book
Guitare et cahier de musique
Date 1923
MediumInk on paper
Dimensionssupport: 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
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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.

September 2004

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