Femme accroupie, Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Femme accroupie
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Pablo Picasso

Femme accroupie, 1960


Dimensions
144.5 x 114.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 1283
Acquisition
Acquired in 1967 with funds from the Adolf and Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung. Property of the Adolf und Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege
Status
On display

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About the Work

Pablo Picasso places the voluminous body of a crouching nude into an empty pictorial space. Only the head, parts of the arms and the breast are chromatically defined; the representation of the body concentrates on line in a drawing-like manner. The subject is Jacqueline Roque, who would later become Picasso’s wife. He worked obsessively in this period. The rapid brushstroke leaves large areas of the canvas blank and lends the massive body a sense of lightness. With a combination of various perspectives, Picasso recalls the Cubism of his own early work.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Femme accroupie (Original Title)
Title Translation
Huddled Woman
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert oben rechts: Picasso
Bezeichnet verso: 11. 5. 60

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Succession Picasso / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Acquisition
Acquired in 1967 with funds from the Adolf and Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung. Property of the Adolf und Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61BB2(ROQUE, Jacqueline)11(+55) historical person (ROQUE, Jacqueline) - BB - woman - historical person (ROQUE, Jacqueline) portrayed alone (+ full length portrait)
  • 31AA14 human figure of ideal proportions, e.g. academic nude - AA - female human figure
  • 31AA2351 sitting on the ground - AA - female human figure
  • 49D32 line (~ planimetry, geometry)

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20.08.2019