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

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Pablo Picasso ~ Young Acrobat on a Ball (1905)


Pablo Picasso
Young Acrobat on a Ball (1905)
Oil on canvas
© Succession Picasso
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The Blue Period was over. Picasso had faced dire poverty but by this time his works were beginning to sell. In his personal life he was happy with Fernande Olivier (Madeleine had been and gone) and he was at the centre of 'bohemian' life with a group of writers which included Max Jacob, the incomparable Guillaume Apollinaire and Alfred Jarry. 'Blue' seemed to have almost disappeared from the platte and in its place were pinks and ochres. it was gentler but still contained the melancholic feel of the earlier Period.

His subjects were invariably now the clowns and acrobats he saw several times a week at the Medrano Circus in Paris. Rather than focussing on their professional skills he depicted their rootless existence and seems to have been fascinated by their rather incongruous domesticity.

This picture does depict an acrobatic feat but what captures you is is the brooding and hugeness on the man in the foreground. it has that uneasy quality you find in 'huge men' from some major artists from the last 50 years or so. But here it is, over 100 years ago.

All is not as it seems.

Original Painting: Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow...A more detailed description & text in the book: Life and Works of Picasso

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Pablo Picasso Important Paintings: Young Acrobat on a Ball (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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