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Three Musicians
Three Musicians, 1921
Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, Spanish
Oil on canvas
80 1/2 x 74 1/8 inches (204.5 x 188.3 cm) Framed: 82 1/2 x 76 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches (209.6 x 194.3 x 6.4 cm)
A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1952
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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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