Description: This color aquatint depicts a still life painting from 1947 known as "Nature Morte, Crane, Oursins et Oignons", or "Still Life with Skull, Sea Urchins and Onions". Picasso's playful juxtaposition of these elements draws the viewer into this striking piece. This composition has been interpreted as a commentary on life and death by representing three different stages of existence; life, growth, and mortality.
Signed "Picasso" lower right, "150 ex E.E." lower left.
Edition Artist Proof; edition of 150.
Location of Origin: Europe
Medium/Materials: Etching with Aquatint
Dimensions: 16.75 x 24.5 inches
Primary Classification: Fine Art : Paintings : Etching
Secondary Classification: Modern and Contemporary Art