Femme accroupie, Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
Femme accroupie
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Pablo Picasso

Femme accroupie, 1960

144.5 x 114 cm
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Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
SG 1283
Acquired in 1967 with funds from the Adolf and Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung. Property of the Adolf und Luisa Haeuser-Stiftung für Kunst und Kulturpflege
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art, room 16


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.

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