©Pablo Picasso - Seated Woman

Picasso Seated Woman
Seated Woman
1930 65x49cm oil/wood
Fondation Beyeler, Switzerland

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From Fondation Beyeler, Switzerland:
As if highlighted in the white glow of a spotlight, a small figure is gazing inquisitively at us. Eyes, nose, mouth, ears – maybe even some hair, and one breast at least: all there! Also, an armchair with a wickerwork back. Reminiscent of Cubist experiments with netting stuck onto the painting, the back of the chair seems almost hyperreal in comparison to the figure. In addition, it shows what is happening to the figure, whose presence on the flat plane of the painting is assembled from a variety of visual fields, strands and layers.