©Pablo Picasso - 1899-1900 The Artist's Sister Lola

Picasso 1899-1900 The Artist's Sister Lola
The Artist's Sister Lola
1899-1900 62x50cm oil/canvas
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, USA

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From The Cleveland Museum of Art:
Picasso painted this portrait of his sister when he was about 18 years old and just discovering avant-garde art through his association with the modernista artists of the Els 4 Gats (Four Cats) café in Barcelona. The evocative colors and melting forms suggest the influence of El Greco, a painter abhorred by academics but admired by Spanish modernists. Lola's mantilla may allude to the family's Andalusian roots in southern Spain.