- María Blanchard (María Gutiérrez-Cueto Blanchard) Santander, Spain, 1881 - Paris, France, 1932
- Technique:Oil and collage on canvas
- Dimensions:154 x 114 cm
- Category: Painting
- Entry date:1997
- Register number:AD00176
For Composición cubista Blanchard used a palette dominated by the usual earth colours, dead leaf greens, greys, blacks and whites, but in this case, her loyalty to Juan Gris’ aesthetic principles involving colour led her to bring shades that were far more daring, ranging from golden or orange yellow to lemon yellow. The large piece of wallpaper occupies the upper left portion of the canvas, standing out from all the other compositional elements. The result is a bright and vividly coloured painting, where even the title forms part of the veiled homage Blanchard wished to pay to her teacher Juan Gris.
Paloma Esteban Leal