The painting under discussion is Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). It was painted in oil on canvas in at a villa which Picasso rented in Fontainebleu in 1921 and is currently located in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I viewed the picture on the museum’s website. This painting stands out for me because it seems to sum up all the qualities that make Picasso such a great artist and it has a special aura I can only describe as “enigmatic”.
Picasso is arguably the greatest artists of the twentieth century, and perhaps even one of the greatest ever and this particular example illustrates just a small sample of his artistic abilities.
The painting was created at an important point in Picasso’s career….