Description & Technical information

Picasso met the artist and photographer André Villers in 1953. From this collaboration were created hundreds of photographies, cut out works- a technique dear to Picasso, between drawing and sculpture - montage and photographic transfer by Villers. Thirty images evoking thirty ephemeral people would be selected to be published in 1962 under the titled "Diurnes", accompanied by texts by the poet Jacques Prévert who invented the story.

Picasso drew the title "Diurnes" along with a face for the case that contains them.


Date:  1962
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Wax crayon on paper
Signature: 

Signed lower right : Picasso and titled along the upper edge : Diurnes

Certificate of authenticity issued by Mr Claude Ruiz-Picasso dated September 15th 2016.

Dimensions: 39.5 x 30 cm (15¹/₂ x 11³/₄ inches)
Provenance: 

Centro Tornabuoni, Florence, before 1986 (stamp on the back).



Literature: Centro Tornabuoni, Florence, Maestri della pittura moderna, opere scelte, exhibition catalogue, 1986, illustrated in color p.100-101.Musée Picasso, Chefs-d'oeuvre du Musée Picasso-Paris, Artlys, Paris, 2016, illustrated full-page p.161.

Exhibitions: Maestri della pittura moderna, opere scelte, Florence, Centro Tornabuoni, 1986 (stamp on the back).

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints