Pablo PicassoSpain 1881-1973
Tete de femme de profil 75.0001
Most of the revolutionary changes in the visual arts in the first half of the twentieth century were initiated by Picasso, the most famous, versatile and prolific artist of the past century. His energy and imagination were such that he often worked on a wide variety of themes, styles and projects simultaneously. Classically trained in Spain, Picasso settled in Paris in 1904 and quickly became the leading member of the circle of avant-garde writers and artists. His admiration of Cézanne's work pushed Picasso towards the analysis and simplification of form, culminating, with input from his friend Georges Braque, in the development of a new way of seeing and representing called Cubism. Picasso's visit to Rome in 1917 spurred his lifelong interest in classical antiquity, mythology, and neo-classicism. This profile of a young woman reflects this classical interest as well as his love of the female form.
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