In Honor of Pere Ubu's concert tonight at the Beachland Ballroom, Art of the Day: Pablo Picasso, Still Life with Death's Head,

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 16:49.
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Pablo Picasso

Still Life with Death's Head,

Paris, autumn 1907
Oil on canvas
115 x 88 cm
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

One scholar has suggested that this painting was inspired by the death of Alfred Jarry on November 1, 1907.Alfred Jarry was the author of the play Ubu Roi (1896) considered an important work of literature as the forerunner of Surrealist writing.