The synthetic cubism of Pablo Picasso begins in 1912. In the same year, Picasso also wrote "Still Life with a Wicker Chair." The artist’s creativity in this period is characterized by the creation of collages from different materials, elements and textures. They are subsequently combined into single compositions. Picasso adds fonts to them, letters that help the public understand the image.
"Still life with a wicker chair" has an oval shape. It is full of elements that do not correspond to each other: on the right side there is a similarity to a glass and half a lemon, and on the left you can see the handle of a tube. As befits synthetic cubism, in this still life there are letters JOU (from the word Journal). The letter J belongs entirely to the paper: it is, like the letter O, in a flat position. But the letter U is noticeably different from them. It is out of order and subject to its own movement.
Below is a patterned linoleum, which in texture looks like a wicker chair. Thanks to the shadows and stripes that cover a piece of linoleum, the viewer ceases to perceive it in the same flat position as the letters. Still life framed by an oval frame, which is made of rope.
Creating this still life, Picasso intentionally wants to deceive the viewer. He invites the public to admire the aesthetics of the depicted, and not succumb to reflection on the objects of still life. But from what they see in the image, the questions themselves begin to appear in the minds of the audience. In the composition, each item is balanced and corresponds to the overall color.