Condition: This work is in good condition.
Highlighting a delectable charlotte cake, Picasso creates an abstract still life that conveys the comfort we feel while in our own home. Picasso presents before us a cake, plate, and glass upon a tablecloth. We almost feel as though Picasso is inviting us to partake in this delicious dessert. This magnificent piece perfectly combines Picasso's defined geometric forms with soft, swirling strokes. With great fluidity of line, Picasso defines each object within this still life. The sense of abstraction stems from the blocks of color that divide the composition. Dark and light greys juxtapose against periwinkle blues and muted browns, creating a sharp sense of contrast; despite the slight disjuncture caused by these color variations, the composition as a whole retains a great sense of unity and balance. Of particular note is the patterned wallpaper to the left, which further contributes to the welcoming aura of this piece, as if Picasso is inviting us into his own home.