©Pablo Picasso - Woman with mandolin 1925

Picasso Woman with mandolin 1925
Woman with mandolin
1925 130x97cm oil/canvas
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA, USA

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From Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena:
The female form is a recurring theme throughout Pablo Picasso’s seven decades of creative production. His women are frequently portrayed holding musical instruments, usually guitars or mandolins. This serene and pensive woman sits in a blue chair, holding a mandolin and a sheet of music. The composition begins as a series of large, flat, colored planes, not unlike those of Cubist pasted paper collages. The planes are then animated with delicate incised and painted lines that define the instrument and the woman’s torso.