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Three Musicians
Three Musicians, 1921
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish
Oil on canvas
6 feet 8 1/2 inches × 6 feet 2 1/8 inches (204.5 × 188.3 cm) Framed: 6 feet 10 1/2 inches × 6 feet 4 1/2 inches × 2 1/2 inches (209.6 × 194.3 × 6.4 cm)
A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1952
1952-61-96
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Looking Questions

  • How many people do you see? What are they wearing? Look for a violin, clarinet, accordion, and drinking glass.
  • What kind of music could they be playing?
  • Do you think they are friends? Why or why not?
  • How many red and yellow triangles can you see? Look for more triangles. What other shapes, lines, and patterns can you find?
  • Where are the brightest colors? The darkest?
  • How is this painting like a collage?
 

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