L'œuvre Atelier de la modiste - Centre Pompidou

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Atelier de la modiste

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Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Atelier de la modiste

(Les modistes)

[janvier 1926]

Huile sur toile

172 x 256 cm

Peint à Paris, rue La Boétie

Don de l'artiste, 1947

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 2725 P

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Description for the presentation in the National Museum of Modern Art

Bathed in a grey monochrome, like Guernica later, this composition resembles a dreamlike vision.

A studio-boutique situated in Rue de La Boétie, opposite his apartment, is thought to have inspired Pablo Picasso to create this difficult-to-interpret painting. The attentive eye nevertheless discerns three women sewing and the profile of a character behind a door (the artist himself?). The confusion of curves and counter-curves is not without suggesting the biomorphic forms of the Surrealist artists that Picasso drew close to at the time.

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