Female Head, Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Female Head
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Pablo Picasso

Female Head, 1932 (1973)


Dimensions
85.0 x 37.0 x 45.5 cm
Physical Description
Bronze
Inventory Number
St.P393
Acquisition
Acquired in 1977 through a fund-raising campaign by the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display

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About the Work

Two spheres as eyes, a phallic nose and hair which has been gathered into thick bulges: there is little evidence here of the beauty of Picasso's lover Marie-Thérèse Walter, with whom he had been living since 1930. In a series of four monumental heads, the artist presented the features of his model in increasingly abstract form and translated them into separate volumes. In this third version the supporting structure of the head is clearly visible, revealing some of the creative process. Picasso was famous as a painter rather than as a sculptor but left a wide-ranging sculptural oeuvre of over 600 works.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Female Head
Sculptor (male)
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Bronze
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1977 through a fund-raising campaign by the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 0 Abstract, Non-representational Art
  • 61BB2(WALTER, Marie-Thérèse)11(+51) historical person (WALTER, Marie-Thérèse) - BB - woman - historical person (WALTER, Marie-Thérèse) portrayed alone (+ head (WALTER, Marie-Thérèse) (WALTER, Marie-Thérèse))
  • 31AA221 head (human) - AA - female human figure

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20.08.2019