©Pablo Picasso - Seated woman 1953

Picasso Seated woman 1953
Seated woman
1953 130x95cm oil/canvas
The Saint Louis Art Museum

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From The Saint Louis Art Museum:
Pablo Picasso monumentalizes the nude body of his lover, Françoise Gilot, in this painting. Forty years his junior, she dominated the female imagery in his art in the decade following their meeting in 1943. The artist represents many aspects of her body, showing her face from different angles and her buttocks alongside a frontal view. Picasso’s fragmentation of forms highlights the continuing legacy of Cubism while his Surrealist-informed interest in erotic themes is evident in the powerful, sexual assertiveness of Gilot’s expression and stance.