Picasso ~ 50 Most Representative Paintings

Header Painting: Detail of self portrait of artist at age 19.
© Succession Picasso.

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Pablo Picasso ~ Portrait of Olga in an Armchair (1917)


Pablo Picasso
Portrait of Olga in an Armchair (1917)
Oil on canvas
© Succession Picasso
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Picasso's partnership with Braque ended at the outbreak of World War I in August 1914 when Braque was called up to serve in the army. Picasso, as a Spanish citizen, did not have to fight but he was affected by the changed atmosphere in Paris. He was left devastated by the death of his companion, Eva, who succumbed to tuberculosis.

The mercurial writer Jean Cocteau revived his spirits when he recruited him to design the decor and costumes of Parade by Serge Diaghilev's celebrated Russian ballet. He worked on the project in Rome and found himself exhilarated by the city and its classic tradition, and by the physical beauty of the dancers. He fell in love with one of them, Olga Koklova. She became his wife in July 1918.

Though this portrait has a cursorily finished background, the foreground has meticulous detail, showing off the artist's mastery of conventional techniques, something sometimes forgotten when talking about Picasso's work...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Portrait of Olga in an Armchair (1917) >> 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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