Figure of a woman


3 5/16 inches


Circa 1st half of the 6th Millennium B.C.

Lot 62 is an impressive Neolithic terracotta figure of a woman circa 1st half of the 6th Millennium B.C. The 3 5/16-inch long figure was once in the collection of Ben Heller of New York. The catalogue describes the work as being “of steatopygous form reclining in a graceful attitude on her left side and resting on her elbows, her oval face with wide mouth and nose and large prominent eyes; traces of red ochre.” It is quite a remarkable work that surely would have fascinated Picasso and assorted Cubists. It has a conservative estimate of $40,000 to $60,000. It sold for $187,200.

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6 Cubists:

Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Fernand Léger, Marcel Duchamp, Robert Delaunay

“Cubism, one of the most influential visual art styles of the early twentieth century, was created by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque in Paris between 1907 and 1914. The French art critic Louis Vauxcelles coined the term Cubism after seeing the landscapes Braque had painted in 1908 at L'Estaque in emulation of Cézanne. Vauxcelles called the geometric forms in the highly abstracted works "cubes."  src

Alexandra Nechita

Cubist painter Alexandra Nechita, also known as the “Petite Picasso”, was born on August 27, 1985 in Vaslui, Romania. Hailed as a child prodigy, at the age of eleven, Nechita was chosen as the official artist of the 39th Grammy Awards. She has been featured in exhibitions in more than ten different countries, and has created works of art for two US presidents, Queen Elizabeth II and the Vatican

Happy birthday, Alexandra Nechita!


My attempt at drawing @sktchyapp Honorary Mascot! If you would like to learn more about this image and view process/detail pics of this drawing be sure to check out and follow my Instagram account:   kulorbandit

الصّيد ليلًا في أنتيب،" للتكعيبيّ الأسْبَاني بابلو بيكاسو، أنتيب هي مدينَة ساحليّة فرنسيّة قضى فيها بيكاسو فترة قُبيل اندلاع الحرب العالميّة الثانيَة. للوهلة الأولى تبْدو اللوْحة مجموعة مِن الأشكال الهندسيّة المرسومَة بعفويّة لكنْ بالتدقيق نجد أنَّها بناءٌ مُتماسِك فريد أشْبه بالجرنيكا. فتاتان في أقصَى يمين اللوْحة بالبنفسجي والأخضَر، صيّادان في منتصف اللوْحة، وسمكتان في الماء، والقّمر فوق الجّميع. استخدام بيكاسو جميع الألوان في اللوْحة تقريبًا وظهرت بشكل مُنسجم ومُريح للعين. اللوْحة استثنائيّة للغايَة مِن حيث البناء، لأنّها أوّل مرّة يرسم بيكاسو منظَر طبيعي مع أشخاص بنمط تكعيبيّ وألوْان شَبحيّة مُعتمة.

انتهى بيكاسو مِن رسم اللوْحة باندلاع الحرب، وحقّق بعدها اعترافًا عالميًا، لأنّ اللوْحة كانت إعلانًا صريحًا عن “انقضاء عالم الأمس،” ولعلَّ هذا هو أبرز ما حاولت التكعيبيّة تقديمه: رؤيَة جديدة للأشياء مُختلفة تمامًا عن تلك الرؤية الكلاسيكيّة. لقد ركزت التكعيبيّة على رسمِ الأشكال والأجسام ببعدينِ اثنينِ فقط وأحيانًا أربعة أبعاد، بعيدًا عن فضاء الأجسام ثلاثيّة الأبعاد بشكلها الطبيعي. مِن أجل ذلك كُسِّرت الأجسام والأشياء لأشكال هندسيّة مُنتجة لوْحات ذاتَ طابع رياضيّ. فالتكعيبيّة لا تهتم بنقلِ الواقع كما هو بأشكالِه المعروفة المفضوحة، بلْ تفككه، تُكسّره وتشوه نظامه المفهوم لتكشف لنا في طيّات الواقعِ عن الكسور، التعاريج والتشوهات الكامنة فينا.

Artwork Credit: “Night Fishing at Antibes,” by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973).


Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree ancestry whose subversive and oftentimes controversial paintings explore issues concerning the exploitation and misrepresentations of the First Nations in North America. His eclectic mash-up of art historical references, role reversals and revised narratives challenges the Western art canon head on — from the romantic landscape paintings of Thomas Cole and Albert Bierstadt to the cubist works of Pablo Picasso. Monkman has exhibited at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, and is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. View more of his work on

Joseph Fernand Henri Léger

French sculptor, painter and filmmaker, Joseph Fernand Henri Léger was born on 4th February 1881. 

In 1910, he exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in the same room  with Jean Metzinger and Henri Le Fauconnier. In 1911, the hanging committee of the Salon des Indépendants placed together the painters that would soon be identified as ‘Cubists’. 

In his final years he lectured in Bern, designed mosaics and stained-glass windows for the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas. In 1954, he began a project for a mosaic for the São Paulo Opera, which he would sadly not live to finish. Fernand Léger died at his home in 1955.

His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of pop art.