Picasso ~ 50 Most Representative Paintings

Header Painting: Detail of self portrait of artist at age 19.
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Pablo Picasso ~ The Bathers (1918)


Pablo Picasso
The Bathers (1918)
Oil on canvas
© Succession Picasso
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What a wonderful painting. I have loved this painting for years and it remains my favourite Picasso painting. The human form is playfully distorted but this doesn't have the solemn austerity of Cubism; rather the innocent freshness of a seaside poster. In 1918, swimming in the sea was uncommon, and sunbathing unheard of. It was only after World War I that they came into fashion. So in that sense it is radical and the physical freedom of these girls was also new.

You rarely find Picasso records a change in social fashions. Perhaps it wasn't his intention here.

He came to love the beach. The Bathers came about from by a visit to Biarritz. Thereafter,h he spent his summers by the sea. He made famous resorts such as Juan les Pins and St Tropez. Those photographs of the distinctive Picasso, stocky, bare-chested and with the muse of the moment, made him, with Dali the only 20th-century artist whom millions of people could instantly recognize...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: The Bathers (1918) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings ~ Index

Pablo Picasso Gallery: Paintings In Date Order >> (1893 - 1902) >> (1903 - 20) >> (1921 - 40) >> (1941 -73) >> 50 Most Representative Paintings

Pablo Picasso Texts: Biography >> Life Of Picasso >> Biog. II

Pablo Picasso Links: Picasso & Cocteau >> Le Testament d'Orphee >> Books >> Cards >> Prints >> Picasso Prints, Books and Dvds available @ amazon.com >> Search Site >> Picasso signed items, exhibition posters, ltd edn prints @ ebay.com (direct link to signed items) - just checked and a bigger selection than I have seen anywhere else

Highest & Essential Picasso Recommendations: Ikea Olunda Review/Image >> Buy >> The Dog Art Print Review/Image >> The Owl Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Camel Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Femme Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso The Dance of Youth Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Petite Fleurs Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Woman Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Sleeping Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Drawing Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Dove of Peace II Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Don Quixote, c.1955 Art Print Review/Image >> Picasso Trois Danseuses, c.1924 Art Print Review/Image

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