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Pablo Picasso
MUSICIENS ET FEMME
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PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COLLECTION

Pablo Picasso
MUSICIENS ET FEMME
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印象派及現代藝術日拍

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Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973年
MUSICIENS ET FEMME
Signed Picasso and dated 4.9.67.II (upper right)
Colored crayon on paper
22 by 29 5/8 in.
55.8 by 75.2 cm
Executed on September 4, 1967.
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來源

Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris 
International Galleries, Chicago (acquired from the above by 1968)
Acquired from the above

展覽

Paris, Galerie Louise Leiris, Picasso, Dessins, 1968, no. 81
Chicago, International Galleries, Picasso: Drawings 1961-1968, 1968, no. 21, illustrated in the catalogue

出版

Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Oeuvres de 1967 et 1968, vol. XXVII, Paris, 1973, no. 515, illustrated pl. 188

相關資料

Powerfully visceral, Musiciens et femme was executed as Picasso moved towards the end of his astonishingly productive and creative life. Indeed, Picasso’s focus on erotic subjects in his paintings and drawings only increased during his later years, and he executed his chosen subjects with remarkable passion and intensity.

“I have less and less time and I have more and more to say,” Picasso commented in his last decade (quoted in Klaus Gallwitz, Picasso Laureatus, Lausanne & Paris, 1971, p. 166). In both style and subject matter, the present work reveals the freedom and spontaneity which Picasso permitted himself to embrace in his later work. Picasso depicts the nude resting languorously against cushions, surrounded by musicians and dancers, devoted entirely to her own pleasure yet meeting the onlooker’s gaze.

Her pose is reminiscent of Édouard Manet’s Olympia (see fig. 1), the watershed piece that challenged traditional representations of female sexuality by depicting the nude Olympia with a direct and challenging gaze back onto the viewer's, an artistic choice that both empowered and celebrated female sexuality. Musiciens et femme serves as a superb illumination of Picasso’s commitment in the later part of his career to revisiting the work of many great masters, particularly the work of Manet, as well as his glorification of female sexuality, a theme which stands as arguably the fundamental cornerstone of his most significant works throughout his career.

印象派及現代藝術日拍

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