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Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973
FEMME NUE DEBOUT LES BRAS SUR LA TÊTE (RECTO) ÉTUDES DE NUS (VERSO)
dated 9 juin 46 (lower right of recto and right of verso)
huile à l'essence and pencil on paper (recto)
pencil on paper (verso)
65.6 x 50.4 cm ; 25 3/4 x 19 7/8 in.
Executed on 9th June 1946.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Claude Picasso.

Provenance

Estate of the artist

Exhibited

Cannes, Centre d'Art La Malmaison, Picasso, Le Nu en liberté, Collection Marina Picasso, 2013, n.n.

Catalogue Note

" The Femme-fleur […] inaugurates a new period in Picasso’s work. This title was given by a young woman, Françoise Gilot, herself a painter, who was to share his life until 1953. A language specifically dedicated to Françoise, all curves and circles, reproduces for us the fullness of forms and highlights her characteristic features: slim waist, round breasts and in particular a serious and intense gaze […]. Her physiognomy served in some ways as a sort of springboard for virtuoso variations which, examined in their progression, take on a range of values in the articulation and disarticulation of the body pushed to the ultimate point of distortion.”

Brigitte Léal, Picasso, une nouvelle dation (exhibition catalogue), Paris, 1990, p. 168



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