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- Juan Gris (1887-1927) |
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- He left Madrid in 1906 and settled in Paris, living near Picasso. At first he broke up the objects in his pictures into many-faceted planes, but by 1911 he was using the analytical form of Cubism, and later used collage and synthetic forms, with an understanding and an originality that preserve him from inclusion among the more obvious Picasso followers.
He did some work for Diaghilev in 1922-3, but found the world of ballet too hectic.
His Possibilities de la peinture was given as a paper at the Sorbonne in 1924.
There are works in New York (M of MA), Paris (Mus. d'Art Mod.) and many other museums.
- Source: The Penguin Dictionary of Art and Artists (Penguin Reference Books)
- Biography II
- Gris Juan (originally Jose Gonzalez) (1887-1927). Spanish painter, sculptor and draughtsman. Gris studied in 1906 in Paris, where he became Picasso's friend and one of the avant garde.
His development was slow. He earned a living as an illustrator but continued to paint, and exhibited from 1912. His work was noticed by the art dealer Kahnweiler, who placed him under contract. Gris as a result was able to devote himself entirely to painting and became a leading Cubist, e.g. Portrait of Picasso (1912). He remained faithful to the Cubist aesthetic; his work developed from simplified, precise forms based on the world of objects (e.g. La Place Ravignan, Still Life in Front of an Open Window, 1915) to the monumental compositions of 1916-19, a flat coloured architecture.
From this time he experimented with polychrome sculpture, inspired by Lipchitz. His last period expressed his increasing preoccupation with colour e.g. Guitar with sheet of music (1926). Gris regarded himself as a classical painter; for him a painting was a self-contained creation and within its context he used objects to express ideas.
- Source: The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Art and Artists (World of Art)
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Juan Gris - Beer Glass and Cards
Juan Gris - Bottle and Glass on a Table
Juan Gris - Bottle Of Banyuls
Juan Gris - Breakfast
Juan Gris - Carrafe
Juan Gris - Grapes
Juan Gris - Guitar
Juan Gris - Guitar II
Juan Gris - Guitar on a Chair
Juan Gris - Landscape with Houses in CÚret
Juan Gris - Leaves
Juan Gris - Man in the Cafe
Juan Gris - The Packet of Tobacco
Juan Gris - Portrait of the Mother of the Artist
Juan Gris - Siphon
Juan Gris - Sitting Peasant Woman
Juan Gris - Still life and Urban Landscape (Place Ravignan)
Juan Gris - Still Life at the Open Window
Juan Gris - Tobacco, Newspaper and Wine Bottle
Juan Gris - Two Pierrots
Juan Gris - Violin and Engraving
Juan Gris - The Window of the Painter
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