©Pablo Picasso - 1907-1908 Bust

1907-1908 Bust
1907-1908 41x43cm oil/canvas
Dallas Museum of Art

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From Dallas Museum of Art:
Muted violet lines and arcs painted with a powerful intensity interlock to define the simplified anatomy of this figure. Rough areas of modeling in rust and ochre on the face, arms, and chest help define the body and also create an abstract play of space, line, and surface. This painting was made at a crucial crossroads in Pablo Picasso’s career when his experiments with the flattening of space and fragmentation of forms into abstract geometric structures resolved into the cubist style that would come to define his career.