©Pablo Picasso - Reclining Nude. Fernande 1906

Picasso Reclining Nude. Fernande 1906
Reclining Nude. Fernande
1906 47x61cm watercolor and gouache,
with graphite and possibly charcoa
Cleveland Museum of Art

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From Cleveland Museum of Art:
Reclining Nude depicts Picasso's lover Fernande Olivier, with whom he spent the summer of 1906 in the remote Spanish village of Gósol, where he made this sheet. Radical experimentation with technique and simplified formal distortions characterize Picasso's work at this time and can be seen here, both in Fernande's stylized face and somewhat disjointed gesture, and in the expressive strokes and spotted effects of the gouache.