Picasso ~ 50 Most Representative Paintings

Header Painting: Detail of self portrait of artist at age 19.
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Pablo Picasso ~ Portrait of Madame Canals (1905)


Pablo Picasso
Portrait of Madame Canals (1905)
Oil on canvas
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From his arrival in Paris in 1901 to 1905, Picasso had gradually mastered the French language. He had many French friends: he shared a room with the poet Max Jacob but still remained close to his fellow-Spaniards in the French capital. These included the Catalan artist Ricardo Canals, chiefly remembered today as the man who taught Picasso etching. And boy were they considerable etchings.

Though Canals's wife was a beautiful Italian, Picasso portrayed her here in traditional Spanish fashion, an aloof but exotic figure in a mantilla. The painting is masterful, seemingly effortless with meticulous detail coupled with a skillful cursory feel.

The one thing everyone can agree on Picasso is that he never rested on his laurels. There is this lovely but conventional work and the 'crude' (by that I mean 'radical') self-portrait painted the following year (below).

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Original Painting: Musée Picasso, Barcelona ...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Portrait of Madame Canals (1905) >> 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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