15th - 20th Cent. Masters
Family of Acrobats
The family pictured here are performers in a circus, and the circus theme was a favorite subject matter of Picasso's, especially during his Rose Period (early 1900s). Picasso admired circus performers, in part, because they were independent and free from society’s idea of a normal life. Picasso saw himself rooted in their bohemian lifestyle, as they were dedicated to performance and artistic pursuits. Created in 1950, this soft-ground etching on chine colle is mounted to Japon paper and is hand-signed and numbered in orange pencil - a unique feature for any Picasso graphic.