©Pablo Picasso - 1908 Standing Figure

1908 Standing Figure
Standing Figure
1908 150x100cm oil/canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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From Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
This painting of a nude woman with her arms crossed behind her head was created during a key period of invention and experimentation, as Picasso began to construct his paintings in a new way. The figure is translated into simplified, geometric forms, reflecting Picasso’s interest in the art of Africa and Oceania. Using only a few colors, he focuses our attention on the intersection of these forms, linking figure and ground in a dynamic, curving rhythm.