Bottle Glass Violin was made by Picasso in 1912. From 1912, Picasso turned to the drawing experiment of synthetic cubism. The pictures clearly showed this new style. In this picture, people can distinguish several graphs based on ordinary reality of images: a bottle, a glass and a violin. Here, the focus of attention of the painter was still the basic form.
However, the problem here was with a new attitude to treat. In the analysis of Cubist works, images were reduced to their basic elements, which were decomposed into many small pieces. Picasso took these blocks as constituent elements and constructed the new order of images and space. He connected the strokes to obtain a clear picture structure, reflecting a rigorous and rational painting procedure. But now, in the Synthetic Cubism works, what he adopted was contrary to the program. He was no longer taking the real image as the starting point to segment towards the basic elements, but he took these basic elements as the starting point to change basic shape and surface into objective images and graphics. That is to say, before he expressed bottle, glass and violin, he had made an abstract, well-organized and well-arranged picture structure.
By abandoning of paint and brush, he even got a more objective reality. He used the paper, wallpaper, wood grain paper, and other similar materials to collage blocks of different shapes. These blocks showed the outside word on the one hand, and revealed its unity and independence with the organic combination on the other hand. It was no wonder that his art dealer and his friend Kahnweiler once appraised him, "Even without brush skills, he still could do the best work." In this collage painting, a piece of newspaper on the left represented a bottle, and that piece of wooden grain paper represented a fiddle. And these few strong lines with charcoal pencil sketched made this conversion realize and integrate those irrelevant collage materials into an organic unity.
The collage art language was the main symbol of cubist paintings. Picasso once said, "Even if from the aesthetic perspective, people also prefer cubism. But the paper paste is the real core people have found." In the use of this language, it was obvious that Picasso was more bold and imaginative than other Cubist painters (like Braque, Griess).