Made by Pablo Picasso / Le Repas Frugal / 1904Made by Pablo Picasso
Le Repas Frugal

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Creator Name: Picasso, Pablo
Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Spanish, 1881-1973
Creator Name-CRT: Made by Pablo Picasso
Title: Le Repas Frugal
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Creation Start Date: 1904
Creation End Date: 1904
Creation Date: 1904
Object Type: Prints
Materials and Techniques: etching
Dimensions: Plate: 18-3/16 x 14-13/16 in. (45.5 x 37 cm); Sheet: 25 11/16 x 19 11/16 in. (64.2 x 49.2 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 23.31.1[D&P]
Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1923
Copyright: ? Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Among Picasso's most poignant images, 'The Frugal Repast' marks the beginning of his prodigious career as a printmaker. Executed in 1904 (in only two states), this etching incorporates themes and motifs similar to those in his Blue Period paintings. Although the figures depicted here are united in a tender embrace, their turned heads and distant gazes reveal an emotional separation that contrasts with their physical closeness. Picasso's couple, with their slim, attenuated bodies and telling gestures, embody a universal sense of loneliness and quiet isolation that transcends time and place.

AMICA ID: MMA_.23.31.1.DP
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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