Beautiful poster of exhibition of Juan Gris edited by Mourlot in 1977 for the Gallery Berggruen. José Victoriano González, who would later become Juan Gris, was born in Madrid in 1887. He abandoned his previous studies as an engineer to begin (1904) studies at the School of Arts and Manufactures in Madrid, and devoted himself to painting. His first works were inspired by the "Jugendstil" (German Art Nouveau movement), which the Madrid art world perceived as a major art form.
Juan Gris was nineteen years old when he moved to Paris in 1906 and soon, after living in a hotel in Montmartre, he took a studio in the Bateau-Lavoir. Pablo Picasso was a close neighbor! The artist will, at first, earn a living by doing important work as an illustrator for famous French magazines (L'assiette au beurre, Charivari, Le cri de Paris, etc.) and Spanish ones. He produced more than 700 drawings for the press, mostly humorous or satirical. As soon as he arrived in France, Juan Gris painted, but he would not devote himself exclusively to painting until 1911.
Gris was very impressed by the cubist works of Braque and Picasso who quickly became his friends; he was to commit himself fervently to cubism, while giving a more intellectual and constructive dimension to his works. Juan Gris kept his own style, based on the almost geometric rigor of the compositions and on the highlighting of formal permanences in the representation of objects.
Abstract - Cubism
Galerie Berggruen - Henri Deschamps
Very good condition
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