©Pablo Picasso - Algerian women, after Eugene Delacroix 1955

Picasso Algerian women, after Eugene Delacroix 1955
Algerian women, after Eugene Delacroix
1955 114x146cm oil/canvas
Private collection

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Eugene Delacroix. The Women of Algiers
The Women of Algiers, in Their Apartment.
Eugene Delacroix 1834.
Oil on canvas. 180x229cm. Louvre

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The Women of Algiers (In Their Apartment), is an 1834 oil on canvas painting by Eugène Delacroix. It is located in the Louvre, Paris, France. The painting was first displayed at the Salon, where it was universally admired. King Louis Philippe bought it and presented it to the Musée du Luxembourg, which at that time was a museum for contemporary art. After the death of the artist in 1874 the painting was moved to the Louvre, where it is held today.
The painting is notable for its sexual connotations; it depicts Algerian concubines of a harem with a hookah, used to smoke hashish or opium. In the 19th century, the composition was known for its sexual content and its orientalism. The painting served as a source of inspiration to the later impressionists, and a series of 15 paintings and numerous drawings by Pablo Picasso in 1954.