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Pablo Picasso ~ Lady with a Fan (1909)


Pablo Picasso
Lady with a Fan (1909)
Oil on canvas
© Succession Picasso
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By 1909, Picasso was moving away from African sculpture and primitivism which he had clearly depicted or used in Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Three Women. Lady with a Fan is a clear example of this shift. Though it has elements of monumnetal sculpture the figure is now more refined, elegant even, than what had come in the 2 paintings mentioned. She is also dressed up in early 20th century fashion.

The use of geometric elements is influenced by Paul Cezanne. Cezanne had died in 1906 and that had led to a flurry of retrospective exhibitions. and Picasso studied his work when trying to find new directions for his own work. Cezanne's dictum that it was necessary 'to render nature after the cylinder, the sphere and the cone', is not only important to remember when thinking of Picasso's work at this time but also when thinking of Cubism as a whole.

Original Painting: The Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Lady with a Fan (1909) >> 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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