Still Life with a Bottle of Rum

Pablo Picasso Spanish

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 908

Picasso painted this work in Céret, a small town in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, where he worked alongside Georges Braque (1882–1963). Their joint development of the painterly style called Cubism has become the stuff of legend. Made during the most abstract phase of Cubism, known as "high" or Analytic Cubism (1910–12), this work—which depicts a round tabletop with a stemmed glass at left, the bottle of rum at center, and a pipe in the right foreground—is among the first of Picasso's pictures to include letters. These may refer to the town, Céret, or, alternatively, to the title of a poster or newspaper.

#1865. Still Life with a Bottle of Rum

Still Life with a Bottle of Rum, Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France), Oil on canvas

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