Brick Factory at Tortosa

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Brick Factory at Tortosa
Pablo Picasso, 1909, Brick Factory at Tortosa, oil on canvas, 50.7 x 60.2 cm, The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.jpg
Artist Pablo Picasso
Year 1909
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 50.7 cm × 60.2 cm (20.0 in × 23.7 in)
Location The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Brick Factory at Tortosa (L'Usine, Horta de Ebro) is a 1909 painting by Pablo Picasso.

It belongs to Picasso's African Period and is considered a Proto-Cubist work.


Jonathan Jones of The Guardian called the work "formidable"[1] and viewed the painting as "an experiment in how brutally you can reduce, simplify, solidify and abstract forms and still produce a picture that is not simply recognisable, but profoundly full of life."[2]


  1. ^ Jones, Jonathan (December 2, 2001). "Poussin to Picasso". The Guardian. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Jones, Jonathan (February 6, 2009). "Picasso's eyes perceived the infinite complexity of life". The Guardian. Retrieved November 25, 2016.
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