L'œuvre L'Aubade - Centre Pompidou



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Crédit photographique : © Georges Meguerditchian - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
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Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)


(La sérénade; Nu couché et musicienne assise)

04 mai 1942

Huile sur toile

195 x 265 cm

Inscriptions :D. au revers sur le châssis : 4 mai 42

Peint à Paris

Don de l'artiste, 1947

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 2730 P

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

Painted during the Occupation, Picasso’s L’Aubade can be seen as a simultaneously tragic and caricatural take on the traditional themes of the serenade and the odalisque. All anecdotal details have been eliminated, leaving only the odalisque, reduced to a bloated body with dangling tresses, and the jailer-musician, a grotesque creature of sharpened forms. The distorted perspective of floor, walls and ceiling creates a closed, oppressive space that contributes to the carceral aspect of the scene. “I didn’t paint the war”, said Picasso, but this is a work that evokes its dangers, its violence...

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