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.