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Pablo Picasso ~ Las Meninas (1957)


Pablo Picasso
Las Meninas (1957) Oil on canvas
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In the 1950s Picasso was pre-occupied with reworking classics from the past in a drastically dissimilar modern idiom. This one is a reworking of Las Meninas ('The Maids'), by the 17th-century Spanish artist Diego Velazquez. It shows the Spanish Infanta (eldest daughter of the King), still a child, with her maids of honour. She is looking at an artist at work in front of his easel.

This is seen from the point of view of the royal couple whom Velazquez is painting, themselves visible only in a mirror behind him.

Despite the differences between Velazquez and Picasso, the original can still be identified in the brilliantly wonderfully 20th-century picture. Probaly the finest of the Las Meninas series which consisted of 44 works and which he painted in the space of a few months...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Las Meninas (1957) >> 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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