About Picasso Colombe de la Paix (1950)
This half-dome glass paperweight by Parastone features the 20th century Spanish-born cubist artist Pablo Picasso Colombe de la Paix, designed in 1950 for the peace convention was organized in Paris by the Mouvement mondial des partisans de la paix, a communist-leaning pro-peace group, held after World War II. For the event, Picasso drew the a dove representing peace, in the innocent and peaceful rendering as that of a child. For Picasso, the white dove was similar to the two white pigeons he kept in a cage in workshop, and like those found in the trees of his childhood town of Malaga in Spain.
- Dimensions: 3″dia. x 1.5″H inches
- Weight: 0.83 lbs (est)
- Material: Glass
- The motif on this paperweight is inspired by Pablo Picasso’s famous drawing Dove of Peace (1949). Part of our Office & Accessories’ collection.
- © Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais / © Sucession Picasso
About Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso was a Spanish-born painter and sculptor, known as one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century through his development of the cubist movement along with Georges Braque. Although Picasso’s work spanned over a period of seven decades, his works and characteristic fragmentary visual language influenced artists for decades to come. Through his cubist style, Picasso demonstrated how an inherently two-dimensional medium such as painting, could be represent the world around us through simultaneous visual perspectives, and in a variety of dimensions and angles. Picasso’s cubism resembles the artist’s free spirit, eccentric style and disregard of strong criticisms. Picasso’s modern approach to painting was considered to be ahead of its it and thus attributing to his long-lasting impact in the art world still present in our contemporary age.