©Pablo Picasso - Painter and his model 1927

Picasso Painter and his model 1927
Painter and his model
1927 214x200cm oil/canvas
The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran

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Picasso began "Painter and Model" with high ambitions because he selected one of the largest canvases he had used since "Les Demoiselles," and he chose the exceptional proportions of that earlier painting—a nearly square format that concentrates the composition and isolates it from the surrounding panorama of everyday things. But the strategy he employed to capture the imagination of the viewer of "Painter and Model" is radically different from the aggressive confrontation between prostitutes and audience in "Les Demoiselles."