Picasso ~ 50 Most Representative Paintings

Header Painting: Detail of self portrait of artist at age 19.
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Pablo Picasso ~ Woman in a Chemise (1905)


Pablo Picasso
Woman in a Chemise (1905)
Oil on canvas
© Succession Picasso
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Who was Madeleine? The subject in Woman in a Chemise. Who was she? Kind of weird to think that one of the most famous paintings of the 20th century and we know so little on the subject matter. Well, it seems weird to me.

What we know is this: she became Picasso's mistress and had an abortion in the course of their brief liaison. She was replaced in Picasso's affections by Fernande Olivier, who would remain his companion until 1912. Madeleine disappeared and was heard of no more. She stepped from the present and into the past.

I wonder what happened to her. Did she marry, have children? When did she die? How did she feel on Picasso's rising star over the years. So many questions and yet no answers. What we do know is that she was the woman who heralded a new style in the artist's work.

This is the classic (and I would say most endearing) transitional work from the Blue Period and into the Rose. Blue tones intermingle with the pinks seamlessly. It is a painting of masterful simplicity. Out of blue comes pink...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Woman in a Chemise (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 >> 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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