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Pablo Picasso ~ The Poet Sabartes (1901)


Pablo Picasso
The Poet Sabartes (1901)
Oil on canvas
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Though Picasso himself insisted on 'the poet' as being part of the title, it is sometimes called Le Bock (The Beer) or simply Portrait of Sabartes. It's an ironic picture as the painting depicts him in an exaggeratedly soulful and glamorous light.

Sabartes himself stated that it was painted not long after his arrival in Paris from Spain (October 1901). He was sitting alone in a tavern, so near sighted he couldnt see much beyond his face and was bored. Enter Picasso and some friends to cheer him up. A few days later, Sabartes was shown this in Picasso's studio. Sabartes recognized 'the spectre of my solitude' in the piece.

Arguably the first work of Picasso's 'Blue Period', characterized not only by all-pervasive blue tones but by a preoccupation with suffering, rejection and poverty. It's a haunting image, depicting solitude with the same if different strength as Munch depicted Nordic solitude in The Scream. More subtle, yes, but no less effective...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: The Poet Sabartes (1901) >> 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 >> Advertise >> 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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