Artworks and Artists
The Small Table

The Small Table,
Picasso, Pablo
oil on canvas
115.3 x 73 cm


In Paris, Picasso met Georges Braque, who shared his interest in the work of CÚzanne. Together they discovered the potential of a treatment of nature through simple geometrical forms - Cubism.

The artist repeatedly explored the subject of this still life, a small pedestal table in front of a window, between 1919 and 1925. Here, he has “broken up” the objects on the table - probably a guitar and some papers - into different shapes that are then reassembled into a creative composition. Behind the table in the lower section we can see the wood flooring, and in the upper section the sea is viewed through a window.