L'œuvre La liseuse - Centre Pompidou


La liseuse

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Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

La liseuse

(Femme en gris; femme assise lisant)


Huile sur toile

166 x 102 cm

Inscriptions :S.D. vers M.DR. : Picasso / 20

Oeuvre peinte à Juan-les-Pins

Ancienne collection du baron Kojiro Matsukata affectée en 1959 au Musée national d'art moderne en application du traité de paix avec le Japon de 1952

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 3613 P

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Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

In 1917, Pablo Picasso met the dancer Olga Khokhlova, who would become his wife. His work now would be dominated by classicizing female figures, regular in beauty, dignified in pose and melancholy in expression. He had tempered the subversions of the pre-war years by casting a serene eye on the past, immersing himself in the sculpture of Antiquity on his travels in Italy, and also in the work of Ingres and Renoir, buying several of the latter’s works. These multiple sources inspired a new style, both figurative and parodic, which finds expression in this figure both sculptural and supple wi...

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