Sueño y Mentira de Franco France, 1937. Two etchings with aquatint each dated "8 janvier 1937" in the upper part of the copperplate.
CRAMER # 28:"This suite of 18 scenes on two plates was Picasso's protest against Franco's coup d'etat. His intention had been to make postcards or tracts which would have an impact on the Spanish people. For this reason - inspired by comics and the images of Epinal - the artist chose to use a sort of comic strip as his medium. In it, he derides the adventures of the spurious caballero Franco who, instead of attacking the enemy, strikes his own horse. In January 8 and 9, 1937 Picasso made two plates with 9 scenes on the first, and 5 on the second, 14 of the final 18 scenes. On May he "colored" the etchings with aquatint, and abandoned the idea of making postcards and decide to complete the second plate. With the recent bombing of Guernica (April 26, 1937) in minde, he etched 4 other scenes, no longher in the style of caricature, but clearly accusatory. In the scenes the artist created on June 7, Franco no longer appears, but the tyrant is accused by suffering women and by mothers - with their children at their side- crying out their despair. Picasso published the two plates with a poem entitled Sueño y Mentira de Franco. "
Regards sur Paris 1963
The artist and his model - Montmartre Atelier
The artist at his easel
The artist and his model
Les Bleus de Barcelona 1963 11 Color Pochoirs of Picasso executed by Daniel Jacomet Signed in plate by Picasso
La casserole emaillee Woodcut. Artist proof signed in pencil dated 21 mars 1950
Notre-Dame de Vie
Les Menines et la vie 1958
Bust d'homme barbu au chapeau
Laura is someone Else
La Torera. 1950
TRENTE AND D'ACTIVITE'
Etching: Personnages. On Guarro wove paper, dated in copperplate "18.12.66.I" signed and numbered in pencil. Limited in 125 copies. Ref: Cramer 150
Contribution of Picasso to the album realized by Geral Cramer from the idea of publishing a portfolio of prints by the artists with whom he had been working for 25 years. Picasso was the first artist to donate a plate for this project, followed by many other of which Chagall, Miro, Ernst, Marini ecc..
The Picasso's etching resemble the engravings of "Le cocu magnifique" which Picasso made in November December 1966.