Great AA++ service.

Linda Bend, OR

More Testimonials »

Juan Gris

Juan Gris

(1887 - 1927)
Born: Madrid, Spain
Style: Cubism
Famous Works:
  • Portrait of Pablo Picasso (1912)
  • Pears and Grapes on a Table (1913)
  • The Violin (1914)
Juan Gris was considered one of the most important artists working in the Cubist style in Paris, inventing methods of representation that complemented and expanded the breadth of the movement. The Madrid native moved to Paris in 1906 after studying mathematics and later painting. He settled in an apartment located near Pablo Picasso's, and supported himself by submitting illustrations to magazines and journals. In 1910 Gris began to focus on painting, and quickly established himself as a central figure within the Cubist group. Gertrude Stein collected his work, signaling the rapid rise of his attraction to both critics and collectors. Gris' creations involved slicing images into scattered pieces and reapplying them to the surface of the canvas to build a fractured design or architecture of shape. In 1913 Gris began to apply collaged paper, or papier collé, to his surfaces in the forms of still-lifes, a central method for Synthetic Cubists. Doing so allowed Gris to concentrate on the abstract shapes, forming a sense of realism from this highly methodical method. This approach was in opposition to previous modernists, who were abstracting from observation, rather than ordering abstraction. Gris' friendship with Henri Matisse no doubt inspired him to inject cubism with a shot of expressive color, and this approach can be observed in his work from approximately 1913. Gris carefully planned for each painting to break through the barriers of reality and allow the object to become a new form. Although his main contributions were his paintings, Gris also worked with polychrome sculpture, illustrations, and costume designs. Gris was only forty years old when he died of renal failure on May 11, 1927.
Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

Up to 41% Off

#116 Artist Drawing/Sketch Vellum Pads

by Borden & Riley

Our heaviest and most versatile drawing paper!

From $18.13

From $15.96

Graffiti Cookbook

by Dokument Press

The complete DYI guide to graffiti.

From $20.63

From $19.96

Hand-Printng Studio

by Stash Books

A visual guide to printing on almost anythng.

From $1.73

Deal of the Week
(valid thru Dec 13)
 

Deluxe Glass Etching Kit

by Armour

Start etching today

  Deluxe Glass Etching Kit

 
List: $25.95
 
Non-Member: $19.46
25% OFF
 
VIP Member: $15.57
40% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

I use this tape to hold the Mylar on the drafting table. It's a very good tape! It releases without leaving residue, and it is thin enough to let the rule slide on top. The tape doesn't break while unrolling, unlike many others. I highly recommend it.
- Yacht Designer in Maine
I have used this product on my glass etchings. It gives them a nice look. It's great on wedding goblets. This really brings out the design.
- cherie j in buffalo ny
I have had wonderful success with R&F encaustics. They melt and move just as I ask for wonderful pictures. I am working on a water picture now.
- JoAnna P. in San Diego,CA

Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE
coloring book
pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »

Please wait...
Please wait...