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Pablo Picasso ~ Seated Woman (1923)


Pablo Picasso
Seated Woman (1923)
Oil on canvas
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Though Picasso's Neo-Classical phase only lasted a brief period in the early 1920s it is an important phase in the history of modern art, perhaps the most important given how influential it remains to this day. And here is one of the masterpieces, Seated Woman. Not a trace of Cubism is to be found in the Neo-Classical work. Rather, there is a vagueness, a hugeness... Picasso seems to have little interest in meticulously recording appearances and in their vagueness you cannot place them in time. Each and every one is timeless, could have been painted yesterday, and, consequently, are still revelant as the day the oils were placed onto canvas. The figures are like giants with underdone limbs and torsos seemingly chiselled straight from the slab. They are clumsy, simplied people (as in The Village Dance) but they are unforgettable figures. A 'Picasso huge person' has the calm grandeur of classicism. It's a simple fact: just look at a few of them for awhile, really look, and you will feel that calming quality. Seated Woman is a prime example of this. Calming, undeniably beautiful, modern and yet timeless. No-one did the last two like Picasso did...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Seated Woman (1923) >> 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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