Still Life with Chair Caning
Oil and oilcloth on canvas, with rope frame
10 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. (27 x 35 cm.)
Musée Picasso, Paris
WATCH THESE VIDEOS and take good notes:
1. a) What was your first reaction upon seeing this painting? b) Is this painting style similar to or different from the art you like most?
2. Picasso said, “Can this object still be art if I don’t actually render its forms myself, if the quality of the art is no longer directly tied to my technical skills or level of craftsmanship?" What do you think?
3. After learning more about this work of art, and about Cubism in general, explain your thoughts about abstraction and its relationship to mimetic works of art.