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Pablo Picasso ~ Harlequin (1923)


Pablo Picasso
Harlequin (1923)
Oil on canvas
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The harlequin was a figure Picasso returned to time and again throughout his career. Here the artist juxtaposes the beauty and mirth of the Harlequin with the vulnerability behind the greasepaint.

The ideal of the harlequin changed throughout his long life. When young Picasso depicted him as a circus performer; later, the diamond-patterned Harlequin costume added to the gaiety of the two celebrated versions of the Cubist Three Musicians (1921). Here in February 1923 is the Catalan painter Jacinto Salvado posing for the first of a series of Harlequin paintings. His solemn expression and rather stiff pose are strikingly out of keeping with the vivid, outlandish hat and costume. Add to it all the completely unfinished state of the painting and you have a rather unsettling piece...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Harlequin (1923) >> 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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